Wasabi: AN APOLOGY? You can't be serious!. THROW THIS FOOL IN JAIL!.
Sound: Fschh.... Pepper: Darn! I can't do anything in here!. Damn magical prison! Grrrr!. Sound: CLANG!.
Pepper: How could I be so naive!. Shichimi: Shhhhh, Pepper! Keep it down.. Pepper: Who's there?!. Shichimi: Shhhhh! Quiet already! Over here. I'm here to get you out.. Sound: Kshiii.... Pepper: Shichimi?.
Shichimi: I... I am sorry for what happened.... ...you know, with our fight.. I... I had to do it.. Pepper: Don't worry – I know. Thanks for coming.. Shichimi: This magical cell is really strong – they’ve gone all out for you!. Pepper: Ha ha!. Shichimi: Keep it down, they'll hear us.. Rat: LAP LAP LAP. Shichimi: You know, another reason I came is that I was admitted into Wasabi's inner circle right after the ceremony. And I learned of her plans....
Shichimi: It's awful, Pepper.. Wasabi wants to dominate all other schools of magic, pure and simple.... She will leave at dawn with an army of witches for Qualicity.... Pepper: Oh, no! Coriander! And her kingdom!. Shichimi: And Zombiah magic! We must warn her at once!. A pilot and dragon await us on the platform, to get us out of here.. That's it, the lock finally gave way!. Sound: Ching!. Pepper: Bravo! I'll get Carrot and my hat.. Rat: squeak!. Carrot: HISSSS!. Sound: CLANG!. Rat: squeeee!. Sound: CLUNK! CLANG! CLANK! CLANG!. Pepper: !!!. Shichimi: !!!. Guard: GUARD! COME HERE!. AN INTRUDER IS FREEING THE PRISONER!.
Shichimi: We were so close.... Pepper: Yeah, so close.. By the way, do you know why Wasabi has it out for me?. Shichimi: She's afraid of the Chaosah witches, Pepper.... Especially of your chain reactions. She believes they are a major threat to her plans.. Pepper: Oh, that, pfff... No need for her to fret; I've never managed to set off any of those.. Shichimi: Really?. Pepper: Yes, really, ha ha ha!. Shichimi: Hee-hee! She's so paranoid....
King: Officer! Can you confirm that this is the temple of that witch?. Officer: Highly likely, my liege! Several of our spies have spotted her here recently.. King: GRrrr... So, that threat to our art of war and traditions lives here!.
King: Let us celebrate our alliance by retaliating and razing this temple from the surface of Hereva.. Enemy: Well said!. Sound: Clap. Army: Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Yeehaaa! Yarr! Yeehaw! Yeee-haw! Yaaa! Hurrah!. King: CATAPULTS! FIRE!!!. Sound: huUWOOOOOOOOOOO!. Whooosh! Whooosh!. King: ATTAAAAAAACK!!!. Pepper: What's going on? An attack?!. Sound: BOOM! BOOOM!. Shichimi: What?!. Sound: BOO~OOOM! BOOM!.
Pepper: cough cough!!. Shichimi! Are you alright?. Shichimi: Yes, I'm fine! What about you? And Carrot?. Pepper: We're fine.. What the heck... I... can't... believe it.... Shichimi: Where did those soldiers come from?! And with catapults?! What do they want?. Pepper: I don't know... But those two I do know.. Shichimi: ?. !!!. Torreya, over here!.
Torreya: Shichimi! Spirits be praised, you are safe and sound.. Sound: Grab. Torreya: I was so worried when I heard that they had imprisoned you! And this battle! What chaos!. Shichimi: Torreya, it's so good to see you.. Pepper: Oh, my.... So this dragon pilot is Shichimi's girlfriend.... I can't imagine what would have happened had I gotten rid of her.. And those armies, they must have followed me.. Without them, we would not be free.. It all seems so connected.... ...OH!.
Torreya: What's up with her?. Shichimi: Pepper? Is everything okay?. Pepper: Yes, I'm fine. I've just realized something.. Everything that's happened is, directly or indirectly, the result of my actions, my choices.... ...in other words, my chain reaction!. Shichimi: Really? You'll have to explain.. Torreya: Enough chat, we're in the middle of a battlefield. We can talk about it once we're flying. Hop on, Pepper!. Shichimi: Torreya is right. We need to get to Qualicity, no matter what.. Pepper: Hold on a second.. Wasabi's army is about to counter-attack. We can't let them kill each other like that.. I feel that it's my responsibility to end this battle..
Torreya: But how?. Arra: Yes, how do you plan to do that, witch? You haven't recovered much Rea, I can feel it.. Pepper: You're absolutely right, but there is a spell of mine that could fix everything. I just need your Rea to be able to reach everyone.. Arra: Give energy to a witch? It's forbidden! Most certainly not!. Pepper: Would you rather watch a carnage unfold?. Torreya: Please, Arra. Make an exception. Those girls and dragons fighting, that's our school, our family. And yours too.. Shichimi: Yes, please, Arra.. Arra: PFF! Fine! But at her own risk!.
Sound: fshhhh!!. Pepper: WOAAAH!. So that's what a dragon's Rea is like!. Shichimi: Pepper, quickly! The battle!. Pepper: Allus...! Yuus...! Needum...! Est... ...LOVIUS!. Sound: Dzziooo!!.
Sound: Schsss! Schii! Hfhii! Dziing! Fiizz! Fiizz! Dziing! Hfheee! Schii! Schsss!. Pepper: This spell was the first draft of my anti-war spells.. It converts mortal foes into friends.... …and violence into love and compassion.. Shichimi: Wow! Well... that's terrific, Pepper! They've stopped fighting!. Torreya: It's working!.
Shichimi: But what's going on? Some of them are kissing...?!. Torreya: Uh... That's a lot of new couples! Was that meant to happen, Pepper?. Pepper: Oh, no! I think it was the Dragon's Rea that amplified the love in my spell.. Torreya: Haha, this battle will go straight into the history books.. Shichimi: Hee-hee, definitely!. Pepper: Ooohhh, how embarrassing!. Writing: - FIN -.
Credits: December 15, 2021 Art & scenario: David Revoy. Beta readers: Arlo James Barnes, Bhoren, Bobby Hiltz, Craig Maloney, Estefania de Vasconcellos Guimaraes, GunChleoc, Karl Ove Hufthammer, Nicolas Artance, Pierre-Antoine Angelini, Valvin. English translation: Arlo James Barnes, Bobby Hiltz, Estefania de Vasconcellos Guimaraes, Frederic Mora, GunChleoc, Karl Ove Hufthammer, Pierre-Antoine Angelini, Zane Waldman. Proofreading: Craig Maloney. Based on the universe of Hereva Creator: David Revoy. Lead maintainer: Craig Maloney. Writers: Craig Maloney, Nicolas Artance, Scribblemaniac, Valvin. Correctors: Willem Sonke, Moini, Hali, CGand, Alex Gryson. Software: Krita 5.0β, Inkscape 1.1 on Kubuntu Linux 20.04. License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0. www.peppercarrot.com. Pepper: Did you know?. Pepper&Carrot is entirely free (libre), open-source and sponsored thanks to the patronage of its readers.. For this episode, thanks go to 1036 patrons!. You too can become a patron of Pepper&Carrot and get your name here!. We are on Patreon, Tipeee, PayPal, Liberapay ... and more!. Check www.peppercarrot.com for more info!. Thank you!.