Cosmo Canyon - Bugenhagen's Farewell


Gatekeeper

If Nanaki is not in the party:

Bugenhagen seems rather down ever since he returned from that trip.
I'm worried something might happen to Bugenhagen now of all times...

If Nanaki is in the party:

Nanaki, it's really bad. Ever since Bugenhagen returned from that last trip, he doesn't seem well.
Why don't you hurry and see Bugenhagen?

Elder Bugah
Where is the Promised Land...? Maybe Bugenhagen knows.
Isn't Nanaki starting to notice? The reason why Bugenhagen sent him away from the canyon...

Kid in Nanaki's Room
He's finally come home, but Mr. Bugenhagen doesn't seem well...
I want to hear Mr. Bugenhagen's talk with Nanaki like we used to do...

Elder Hargo
I think Bugenhagen has foreseen it.
About the planet... About Nanaki... And, about himself...
But, Bugehnagen would never say that. All he says is 'Ho Ho Hoooo'...

In the living quarters next to the materia shop...

Kid
What's wrong with Bugenhagen? Is he sick?

Woman
No need to be sad, even if something should happen. Everything will return to the planet... Bugenhagen says so.
Just the thought of something happening to Bugenhagen... worries me.

If Cloud visits the observatory without Nanaki, he finds Bugenhagen lying on the sofa.

Bugenhagen
Ho Ho...... Hoooo. You......?
It's been a while... since I've been out. I think I must have... tired myself out a bit.
Ahh...... don't tell Nanaki. He'll only worry...

If Nanaki is in the party, then once they enter the observatory, he runs ahead of the others.

Nanaki
Grandfather!!

Cloud holds out a hand to stop the other party member and shakes his head. They leave Nanaki alone with Bugenhagen.

Nanaki
Grandfather!!

Bugenhagen
...Nanaki...? ...you're still...... here?

Nanaki
I can't leave you like this, grandfather...!
It's the duty of my... Seto's son, to guard this canyon and her people...

Bugenhagen
...listen, Nanaki. I think you may already know.
If you have any mission in life, it is not to defend this valley.
Look at the withering mountain grass. Listen to the warble of the new born chocobo's.
Look always to the eternal flow of time which is far greater than the span of a human life.
It will teach you more, than staying here in the valley...
What you will see will eventually become a part of life's dream.
For my children...... And for your children......
So please, Nanaki... Go with Cloud... And with your eyes... your ears...

Nanaki
.........

Bugenhagen
Ho Ho...... Hoooo. Now, now. Don't look like that. I'm all right.
It's a wide world and you must go out and see it... You may even find your life's mate. You never know.

Nanaki
Grandfather......

Bugenhagen
Oh yes... take this along. I think it will look good on you now.
Ho Ho......

He slumps back, and Nanaki jumps up, putting his forepaws on the sofa. Fade to black.

Cloud is waiting at the bonfire. He stands when Nanaki arrives.

Cloud
Nanaki... Is Bugenhagen...?

Nanaki
......
Grandpa told me that he's going away again!

Cloud
Away...?

Nanaki
It seems like he really liked that Airship.
He told me he couldn't stay still and just zipped out of here!
He even gave me a gift, look!

Received "Limited Moon"!

Nanaki
Wait a minute. Aren't you supposed to give gifts AFTER you come back?
Ha ha...... Grandpa sure is strange! Haa... ha ha...... ha......

He shakes his head.

Cloud
Hmm... So maybe we'll run into him again somewhere.

Nanaki
Yeah... maybe...
Thanks, Cloud......

Cloud shakes his head.

Kid in Nanaki's Room
Nanaki, is it true that Mr. Bugenhagen left on a journey? Then that means he's better, right? He IS going to come back soon, right?

Nanaki
......
...Don't worry. Grandpa will come back floating, saying 'Ho Ho Hoooo' again...

Kid in Nanaki's Room
Yea, that's right! 'Ho Ho Hoooo'!
It's Ho Ho Hoooo! Ho Ho Hoooo!

Gatekeeper
Bugenhagen is what keeps our hearts strong...


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