Let's grab a bite to eat before we climb the volcano.
I knew you'd like that idea!
1 000 000Ko
They've really posted this everywhere.
Even in the remotest corners.
Come on, let's get out of here before we're recognized.
We have bigger problems right now...
We must be close to its nest.
Why are you bothering me, human?
Greetings, O great Phoenix!
My name is Pepper, and I am a witch of Chaosah.
I've recently received a huge dose of Dragon's Rea and since then, this has shown up and keeps growing every day...
It neutralizes all my powers and may eventually kill me.
Hmm... I see...
...and now you're here because you want a Phoenix's tears to heal, right?
Yes, it's my only option.
...well, what are you waiting for?
Try to make me cry.
I'll give you a minute!
Make you cry?!
But I didn't know that...
I mean... Only one minute?!
Uh... OK! Let's see.
Hmm... Think about world hunger. Er, waitwaitwait! I've got something better: Those you've lost.
Still nothing? Abandoned pets?! Pet abandonment is so sad...
So, how about it? Doesn't it make you cry?
ARE YOU SERIOUS?!
IS THAT ALL YOU HAVE?!
They at least tried poetry! Writing tragedies! ART! DRAMA!
BUT YOU?! YOU COME UNPREPARED!
YES, THAT'S IT; SHOO! GO HOME AND COME BACK WHEN YOU'RE READY!
Grr! Come on, Pepper! Find a sad story.
You can do it. You can do it.
No... You can't.
Hey! Oh! Get away!
Keep your paws off my stuff if you can't pay!
Oh no, you don't... CARROT! You could help me instead of thinking about your stomach!
Oh, yeah... This could work.
Ah! You're back. So soon...
A metal weapon?!
Don't you know that I can melt any metal and...
OH NO! NOT THAT!
THAT'S NOT FAIR!
Quick Carrot! Catch as many tears as you can!
- FIN -
August 03, 2022 Art & scenario: David Revoy. Beta readers: Arlo James Barnes, Benjamin Loubet, Bobby Hiltz, Chloé, Craig Maloney, Estefania de Vasconcellos Guimaraes, GunChleoc, Nicolas Artance, Olivier Jolly, Rhombihexahedron, Valvin. English translation: Arlo James Barnes, Benjamin Loubet, Bobby Hiltz, Estefania de Vasconcellos Guimaraes. 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 5.0.5, Inkscape 1.2 on Fedora 36 KDE Spin. License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0. www.peppercarrot.com
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