Voltage LOVES to torture us with guys we can’t have or just plain angst. But, I don’t mind. It’s quite refreshing, actually.
Or maybe I’m actually a masochist.
Anyway, since I’m so bad at keeping up with these route ramblings, I think I will have to pick and choose which routes I really want to do. And out of the four I haven’t done, Claude is the most I wanted to do. So after this, I’m going back to my normal route ramblings with Joshua and Sho.
Why Claude? Well… I JUST HAVE A LOT TO SAY ABOUT THIS EVIL FAIRY GODFATHER, OKAY? HE SURPRISED ME IN THIS ROUTE AND HE ALSO MADE ME WANT TO FLIP A TABLE AT HIM. Plus, more Wilfred. You can’t go wrong with more Wilfred. ;)
And boy, I was feeling guilty replaying Wilfred’s route, because I KNEW I was gonna go to the normal end and the MC won’t be able to have sexy times with him. ;_; I swear Wilfred! I’m not cheating! >.<
Spoilers and a bit of angst and table flipping below…
At her elementary school, the MC reminisces about her past with the cherry blossom tree there and Wilfred suggests making new memories with him. Seeing Wilfred like this, the MC think that Yuta was mistaken that Wilfred was jealous. (Oh boy, they won’t be able to clear that up. D:)
Then Wilfred’s phone rings. It’s Claude. (What else is knew? Always an interruption in these normal ends.) Something happened relating to tomorrow’s royal duties, so there’s an emergency meeting at Oriens Palace. Wilfred apologizes and the MC says it’s fine, it’s his job after all, he cannot change that. :( Even though the MC wanted to be with him for the entire day (and night).
Just then, 2 limos appeared at the main entrance. He then tells the MC that Claude will take her home and that he will call her later. He hugs her, not wanting to leave her. ;_; Claude then clears his throat, he speaks in a matter-of-factly tone that he should hurry.
Can you not? Parting is already hard without you being here.
Anyway, Wilfred walks to the limo slowly and now they can’t even make their own secrets that Wilfred wanted to do so much. D:
Then Claude escorts the MC to the other limo.
In the limo, it was quiet. What can the MC talk about with Claude when it’s so unusual to be in the car alone with him? He’s not exactly a talkative person… but since it’s awkward not saying anything, I chose “A: Say something.” They both spoke over each other. The MC asks what is it, but he replies that it’s nothing.
She sighs and sees that there was a cherry blossom petal on his shoulder. She then reaches for his shoulder absentmindedly.
He spun around seemingly on instinct.
Their faces are now too close to each other, and immediately, Claude backs away from her, shouting and blushing.
She replies quickly that she just wanted to wipe the flower petal away.
It was just a flower petal, Claude. You don’t need to be THAT embarrassed.
Well… you are always so strict. And getting mad at her when she causes even a little bit of trouble. And you always cockblock. It did seem like you hate her. I can’t tell if you even have a crush on her unless you do something really surprising…
Well, the MC and I seemed to have gotten the wrong idea…
MC: “I stand out? Am I in the way?”
What else can the MC think when you seem to dislike her so? But I guess I understand. The MC DOES stand out. No wonder all the princes and butlers find her interesting. She’s just a commoner, but she’s different to everyone else’s eyes.
Claude: “Anyway, I am about to start driving again. Can I ask you to settle down?”
MC: “Yes, sorry.”
*sighs* He seems mad and is staring at the MC with piercing eyes.
After a while, the scene outside the limo becomes littered with cherry trees in bloom. She stares in complete awe and the limo slows down. She then opens the window, exclaiming that there are so many petals it’s almost like a blizzard. A vividly pink wind follows the limo. *_*
MC: “Did you do this for me?”
MC: “Do we have an understanding…?”
She impersonates Claude’s tone a little, and thinks “But he is taking a detour…” The limo then comes to a stop in front of the biggest cherry tree.
He looks at the MC, the cherry blossoms reflecting in his eyes.
Uh… is he talking about the MC…? He’s looking at her while saying that…
His words, kinder than usual, touched her heart. Something is different about Claude today, the MC wonders.
MC: “I am not misunderstanding anything!”
I guess I’m thinking too much?
The corner of his mouth twitched as he planted his foot on the accelerator.
Seriously. These two don’t get along at all. If Claude ever wanted to steal her away from Wilfred, it would be just too difficult, maybe even impossible. Even if the MC isn’t with Wilfred, it will take a lot of effort before these two can get together. :P
Anyway, the limo arrives at Oriens Palace. But why? I thought she was going home? She follows Yu inside.
The two butlers started to discuss something after Claude got out of the limo. Though, the topic of their conversation never reached her ears.
OHMYGOD, WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? 2 BUTLERS? AND IT’S YU OF ALL PEOPLE.
This feels really weird. I’m not used to seeing the butlers in the same scene. :P
And when I was playing this part for the first time, I wondered if Yu recognized the MC as his childhood friend. Because in both main stories of Glenn’s non-Gree and Gree, Yu recognized her right away. But since this is Wilfred’s route, wouldn’t he recognize her now?
Anyway, after their conversation:
Well, maybe he does recognize her since he addressed her so casually…
MC: “But what about you, Claude?”
WHY ARE YOU LEAVING THE MC WITH YU???
Claude bows toward the MC, and she follows Yu inside, still confused. Yep, same here, MC.
Wilfred: “Alice… What are you doing here?”
MC: “Prince Wilfred…”
(What’s going on here?)
(I don’t know, MC, but it’s Wilfred!!!! *glomps him* I missed you so much!! <3)
Prince Wilfred was in the room Yu led me to. It appeared that Prince Wilfred had no idea what was going on as he stares in surprise.
MC: “Claude was driving and before I knew it he’d brought me here.”
(He did seem to be discussing something with Yu…)
(But that’s impossible…)
Wilfred: “You seem to be in disbelief.”
MC: “Not really.”
(ALskjdjalj Yes, I am. Why did Claude do this??? What was going through his mind???)
Having hit the nail on the head, Prince Wilfred smiled at me.
Wilfred: “Claude loves cherry blossoms.”
(REALLY? I never would have guessed…)
(He was kinder than usual…)
(If that’s the case…)
Prince Wilfred drew me close and led me to the doors out onto the balcony.
From there we could see the cherry blossoms in full bloom.
I admired the fantastic scenery, before resting my head on his heart.
(<333 They are together again! But then, in all the normal routes, the MC get back with the prince at the end, and then angst/bittersweetness ensues…)
—Scene changes to outside, Claude’s PoV—
Alice and Wilfred held one another close.
Claude was watching them from the trees below.
His heart ached as he looked up at Alice.
He kept his pain hidden as he walked through the trees and out of sight.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ME HEART, VOLTAGE!? *incoherent words*
I knew it. I had a feeling that he was talking about the MC when he was talking about the cherry blossoms. That was my first playthrough. It just felt like something he would think about when it comes to the MC.
Claude, what are you doing? Being so nice to the MC, showing her the cherry blossoms and bringing her to Wilfred. Normally, you wouldn’t do such a thing because it’s not proper.
For the MC to cause his heart to hurt like that, she must be a huge impact on Claude. D:
But nope. His fate is to never be with the MC as long as she is in love with Wilfred. Or in any route besides Claude’s own…
Seriously, Voltage? WHY YOU DO THIS TO OUR POOR HEARTS???
Oh yeah, mail from Wilfred after completing both happy and normal endings below.
Normal ending screenie below…
Sure… I don’t believe you. :3
So this is Claude’s route in the normal ending of the Cherry Blossom Viewing event. I decided to do his rather than the other 3 butlers because his stood out to me the most. The whole petals thing, not being able to look away, and that he just brought the MC to Wilfred. THAT’S JUST SO UNLIKE HIM! (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻ Are you trying to make me fall for you? Ugh, Claude. Please no. I love Wilfred, and there’s nothing you can do to change that…
Anyway, I’m done. Please, no more angst. Gonna play the happy endings again to wipe away this pain… Yep. Bye-bye. See you next route rambling. Hopefully, a less angsty one. lol