Oh, Forename. Forgive me, I've been a bit preoccupied with your doll. She's been acting awfully strange lately, though none of her parts seem damaged. I do wonder if something's wrong... But no matter! She began functioning properly when I mentioned your name. If I didn't know better, I'd say she's taken a fancy to you. Oh, but that would be silly, wouldn't it? With the contest nearing its end, I daresay it's time for a grand finale─something the little ladies of Eorzea will remember for ages to come. I have it on good authority that a number of dignitaries will be visiting Ul'dah for the festival. They have a bit more sway in the voting, if you know what I mean, so we really have to make a good impression. Though not likely to make an appearance in public, talk of a spectacle in town should make them take notice. I've often heard they foster a love for the arts, so a dance of sorts should be to their liking. If they were to hear a dancer is entering the contest, I'm sure they would look favorably upon your doll. Speaking of which, where did she wander off to this time? Is it just me, or does she seem...upset about something? Hm. I must be imagining things. It wouldn't be the first time! But anyway, off with you. I expect good news of your performances around town.
- If you reclaim the doll after losing it: Oh, Forename... I have a feeling I know why you're here... Haha, no need to fret. She knows to return home when lost. Now off you go, and be sure to enjoy yourself!
There's no need to be nervous. It's not like you'll trip while doing your dance. Why, I remember the time I fell down a flight of stairs practicing a dance for─ Ahem, never mind that. Just do your best and everything will be fine.
Oh? Everything is fine? Wonderful! Well, off you go, then! Be sure to tell me all about your performance when you return.
Well, if that ain't the best dancin' I ever did see! No one said anythin' about dancers in the festival. But wait, what's she doin' with a doll?
Isn't it delightful? The spitting image of Princess Edvya. Oh, she must be entering the contest! Just wait until my friends hear about this.
Well, well, it would seem someone's been enjoying herself this Little Ladies' Day.
Amazing... The likeness to Princess Edvya is uncanny. And look at her little fan! Have you ever seen anything like it? I know which doll I'm voting for.
What a show! I once said the Miqo'te dancers on Ruby Road were the best in Ul'dah, but now I stand corrected.
Oh, forget the dance... Look at her doll! The gentle amaranth pink of its dress, accented with hues of peach and creamy white... A masterpiece of dollcraft to be sure. I best cast my vote before the ballot boxes are closed.
Welcome back, Forename. There's been another update of the rankings, and your lead over the other entries grows with every passing hour. It's beyond belief! First place is all but assured now, thanks almost entirely to your efforts. As a matter of fact, Eshtaime's Lapidaries has already begun preparations to auction off the princess doll. Wh-What!? Whatever is the matter with her now? I know she was acting a bit odd before, but this... No, this is not good...not good at all. Why, just look at her core! It may very well be beyond repair... Gods, I'm going to get an earful for this... Even if victory in the contest is all but assured, who would want to purchase a broken doll? <sigh> I just don't understand what went wrong. She...she was the perfect little princess─so warm and full of life! <sob> ...Well, not to say she was actually alive, but you know what I mean. And she always seemed so happy every time you came to─ But...of course! Why did I not realize it sooner? Little Ladies' Day is the one time of year when every girl can be a princess, and maybe─if fortune smiles upon her─have her heart's desire granted. Our little princess cared not for fame or riches, Forename . All she wanted...was to be with you. What a fool I've been! I simply must make amends─yes, we must mend her and set things right. My supplies should be right around...oh, dear. I seem to have exhausted my supply of oil on all of my Little Ladies' Day commissions. It was no ordinary oil, you see─it was prepared specifically for the princess dolls, extracted from only the freshest of peach blossom petals. I fear what might happen if I leave the doll alone in this state... Please, could you go out and gather some more in my stead? She is very delicate and prone to rust in her current immobile state, so please hurry back. Be sure to pick only the most fragrant blossoms you can find.
Please, Forename, tell me you've found blossoms for the repairs. Time is of the essence. They're beautiful! Positively perfect for the oil we need. Let's get started, then. There's not a moment to lose. Phew, that should do it. Her core's been reset and gears well lubricated. I only pray we weren't too late to save her... Oh, please come back to us! Little Ladies' Day just won't be the same without our little princess. This can't be happening... I was so careful with the repairs; how can she not be working? <sniffle> I wish there was more I could do, but...I'm so sorry... I've failed you both. It wasn't supposed to turn out like this, Forename! She was destined for fame, fortune, and a lavish, loving home fit for a true princess... Only now do I realize...that was never what she truly wanted. <sigh> In any event, the contest has concluded by now. And since we've heard no news, I can only assume that someone else's doll was crowned prettiest princess. Please forgive me─my thoughtless treatment of my own creation has rendered your hard work for naught. I intend to reimburse Eshtaime's Lapidaries for the doll, but I would ask one last favor of you. Would you...take her with you? I am loath to ask after all you've already done, but I just couldn't bear to see her cast aside, and besides...I'm quite certain that this is what she would have wanted.
- If you refuse: Please don't be that way, Forename . After all the time you've spent together, do you mean to say you feel nothing for our little princess? I beg of you, please reconsider.
By the Twelve! Is she...? Oh, joy of joys, Forename! Our little princess... She's come back to us! And she looks no worse for wear despite this whole ordeal. It appears our oh-so-innocent little princess was having a bit of fun with us. I've every reason to be angry, and yet...why, I feel a tear coming to my eye. To think she would resort to such ends, risking her very life─such as it were─to be with you. Yes, it almost reminds me of something... But of course─the legend of Princess Edvya herself! Longing to see the world beyond the palace walls, she disguised herself as a peasant girl and snuck out undetected. I think she would be proud of our clever little princess here. Every little lady─even if she's just a doll─deserves the chance to make her dreams come true, wouldn't you say? Yes, I can think of no better way to celebrate the true spirit of Little Ladies' Day. , I leave our little Princess Edvya in your loving care!