"It seems I t-took today a bit more seriously th-than I thought."
"I decided t-to head to the B-Belle after my repair work. A-a lot of the crew's g-gear had some major d-damage with recent events, but I n-needed to make sure I did n-not overwork myself f-for the umpteenth time. I r-ran into Tsoki, Midnight, and Nichol th-there, surprisingly!"
"Tsoki's b-been through a lot i-in the last mission, and h-his visions had b-brought him a great deal of e-emotional strife as of l-late. I've n-never seen him so s-sad before... Thankfully we w-were able to cheer him up some. I w-won't get into detail of what he told u-us that he saw in his v-visions. Th-that's not my place to speak of. I'm g-glad we were able t-to help him feel better though! It h-helped that Nichol and I h-had a spar to do, for Tsoki and Midnight to w-watch a few officers face o-one another, h-heh!"
"...I just w-wished I handled i-it better."
"Nichol s-seemed to have figured a w-way to strike a b-bit of a nerve, giving m-me honorifics... Lord Levon, pfeh. I'm n-no Lord, or a-anything of the sort. Amel p-put it simply, and best; I'm a-a coward. I kn-know this too. I'm a c-coward who honestly... r-really hates being p-put on a pedestal. Th-that's not my place, n-nor would it ever be."
"I had already started that duel on the backfoot with that stuck in my head, and Nichol took advantage o-of it at the start by catching me o-off guard with h-his tail. I w-was able to get back my f-focus and was h-honestly gaining the upper hand, sticking to my pr-practice and formations w-with the shield I h-have been honing s-since getting the Rampart."
"...Then I was caught b-by another of Nichol's tricks in combat. I n-nearly went to ch-check on him, almost letting my worry get the b-better of me, and I thought I r-read the feint in time... but I only n-noticed one, not the other, and an uncomfortably h-hot pile of dirt was th-thrown in my face. I..."
"...I-I got so angry. L-Livid, even..."
"I d-dropped my shield and a-all sense of s-strategy m-must have left me a-as I just... S-screamed at him. Wh-whatever happened after that, I g-guess ended in my favor, as I s-saw him take a knee before I c-came to my senses. I h-hate getting like this. Why is i-it that these things affect me so fully? Sadness, Anger, Fear. I-I hate how terrible I a-am at keeping myself in ch-check when these things happen. If I-I am to b-be an officer, and th-therefore a-an example f-for the d-department I am a p-part of, I c-can't let myself do these th-things so often..."
"There's a-always room to improve, but I r-really need to figure this out sooner r-rather than later..."