The two girls are at a small clothing store. HILDE is wearing a long red dress.

HILDE (holding a dress up)

What size are you?

AKITO

Don't know. I always got hand-me-downs back on the island. Are clothes less valuable here?

HILDE

Not particularly, I just enjoy buying expensive things with money that's not mine.

AKITO

…um, I'll pay for mine. So, why the sudden obsession with dresses?

HILDE

Well, we're going to a ball-party-wedding thing for some important blokes tonight…hmm…

AKITO

Oh, no. What's your idea?

HILDE

Let's go…naked!

AKITO

No. Not happening.

HILDE

But-it would be so funny to see everyone's faces!

AKITO

Quick question: were we actually invited to this, or are you crashing a party?

HILDE

He. You think that I would actually go if I was invited? No, the appeal is the fact that we're not supposed to go.

AKITO

Then we should were appropriate clothes. Otherwise, they won't even let us in the door. And anyone can do that, go to the door and not get let in.

HILDE

True. So do you want to actually try these on?

AKITO

Not particularly. But I'm hoping that the look on people's faces will be worth it when we go in and make complete fools of ourselves. Next dress?

The wedding is in full swing.

People are dancing and eating. The main characters are sitting at a small table.

HILDE (with her head in her hands)

This was a terrible idea.

AKITO

What? This was your idea!

HILDE

I know its just…I hate this atmosphere. How can you stand it?

AKITO

Why do you hate stuff like this so much?

A young man approaches. He is tall, with black hair and dark blue eyes. Reaching the girls, he nods and extends a hand.

MAN (to HILDE about AKITO)

May I steal this beautiful lady for a dance?

HILDE

I'm not going to stop you.

AKITO (frowning at HILDE)

Alright.

MAN and AKITO get up and go to dance.

AKITO

So, what did you mean to accomplish with that? Why did you ask me to dance with you? I don't even know you…

MAN

You just look interesting.

AKITO

…Interesting

MAN

So what do you do? What's your name?

AKITO

What about you? What do you do? What's your name?

MAN

I asked first.

AKITO(shrugs)

Alright. My name is Akito. I am- traveling.

MAN

See, interesting. My name is Seth. I'm in the Krigare.

AKITO

I'm sorry, I don't know what that is. I was…a very sheltered person.

SETH

I see…the Krigare are sort of the protectors of Joharta. We've noticed that some of the Kings of various islands are banding together to attempt to take Joharta and split the profit.

AKITO

(looks up abruptly)

That's…awful.

SETH

We need to protect our country from this atrocity, even if it means death.

AKITO

What a great sentiment. I wish I could do something like that. But my companion is not one for…organization.

SETH

What about you? What do you want?

AKITO

I- I could never join such an organization.

SETH

I see.

The dance ends and the two return to the table where the AKITO and HILDE were sitting, but it is empty.

AKITO

Hilde must have gone off on her own. It's pretty normal.

SETH

Is that her over there?

AKITO

Where?

SETH

Over there.

He points. HILDE is walking towards the kitchen.

AKITO

Crap.

AKITO runs after HILDE. The kitchen is empty, as most of the servants are outside, serving. Hilde has cut a large slice of wedding cake from the top of the cake and is eating it.

AKITO

What are you doing? This is the most important day of the bride and grooms' lives! And their cake is ruined? Why would you do that?

HILDE

I was hungry.

AKITO

Dammit! Okay, we can fix this.

AKITO attempts to put the slice back into the cake.

HILDE

It's fine. They won't even notice.

AKITO

If they aren't blind, they will notice that someone ate their wedding cake.

HILDE

Ha ha, oh well…

AKITO

Well, what now?

HILDE (retrieving her cake)

Um…you seem to think that people don't like it when other people eat their wedding cake…so…blow this place?

AKITO

Are you kidding me? Eat their wedding cake then leave? At least apologize!

HILDE

What would that accomplish, exactly? These people are hot-shots, so they could probably press charges. And I don't want to end up in jail.

AKITO

Press charges for eating a wedding cake? I'd like to see them try.

HILDE

You really haven't been here very long, have you…

AKITO

Gee, what tipped you off?

HILDE

So can we just go?

AKITO

Fine. But leave a note apologizing.

HILDE

What the hell? Fine.

HILDE tears a page from a cookbook and writes with a feather dipped in soy sauce. She sticks it to the icing on the cake.

HILDE

There. Happy?

AKITO

Let's just go and hope that that Seth guy doesn't notice us.

HILDE

Ooo, yes. Expect to get teased later.

AKITO leaves.