My heart melted last night

…and this time it wasn't because of those stupid flame wheels.

Anyway, the other night, I was farming the spider boss on that one twilight mission for some drops so I could craft some respectable gear for NG+. It took me a few hours to get the amount I needed, and by the time I did, I was pretty mentally exhausted. Weary, I headed off to the blacksmith to wrap up my grind.

What happened next completely blindsided me. Entering the smith, one would usually expect the typical: “Welcome!” greeting, if anything at all. What I received was as follows:

“Welcome hom- I mean, welcome back.”

Now this is some adorable shit right here, and allow me to go into detail as to why.

There are two key points to address from this line.

  • William visits the weapon smith so frequently that Tome considers it his 'home away from home.'

  • Having been there throughout Willam's whole journey, she's gotten close enough to the wayfaring foreigner that she actually looks to him as she would a family member.

Long story short, a stupid throwaway line with absolutely no meaning behind it left me all smiles and gave me a warm fuzzy feeling in my chest for a remainder of a night.

I'm an adult.

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