- Kassandra: What's wrong?
- Herodotos: My parents...
- Kassandra: Herodotos, I'm so sorry.
- Herodotos: I thought I'd be able to see them again. To show them my life's work. But now... I'm sorry to ask this of you, but could you take me to Samos? I need to pay my respects.
(Accept – "I'll take you to Samos.")
- Kassandra: Of course, my friend.
- Herodotos: Thank you. I'm not sure I could make this trip alone.
Kassandra ordered the crew to set sail for Samos. Upon their arrival, Herodotos looked at the port.
- Herodotos: This is it.
- Kassandra: How does it feel being back?
- Herodotos: It feels... like... Huh. Words escape me.
- Kassandra: That's a first.
- Herodotos: To my eyes, it's home. The smells and sounds are familiar. But it's been so long. I don't know if I can do this.
- Kassandra: You've done more difficult things.
- Herodotos: Challenges we overcome always seem easier when they're behind us. What would you do?
- Kassandra: Hold my head high. Walk with purpose. Push those feelings of doubt aside.
She clasps his shoulders.
- Herodotos: When I hear you say it, it does feel more true.
- Kassandra: You're stronger than you know.
Together, they walked through the docks to Herodotos' family home.
- Herodotos: Living near the docks was so exciting as a child.
- Kassandra: How so?
- Herodotos: There was always a new ship to see. New people to watch. From the sailors, often a new word to learn. Most of which got me in trouble.
- Kassandra: I'm sure your mother remembered those days fondly.
- Herodotos: I know I do.
The continued to walk through the docks.
- Herodotos: So many faces I don't recognize.
- Kassandra: You've been gone a long time.
- Herodotos: Even so, I was hoping there'd be someone I know. Someone who'd remind me of my life before I left.
- Kassandra: We've only just arrived. It'll be OK.
Once they arrived at the house, they entered. Several people were gathered in it.
- Herodotos: Here we are. This is where I called home for most of my childhood.
- Kassandra: Most?
- Herodotos: I came to Samos at a young age, but I was born in Halikarnassos. Those are days I'd rather not remember. Hmm. It doesn't look like it's changed much in my absence.
Upon entering, she saw a tablet on a table.
- Kassandra: A tablet? Looks like some old writing. "The ships never stay for long. Samos is a place people come for a visit. but not to live. Is there something about this place I don't yet see?"
- Herodotos: One of my first writings. I was always restless here, Always wanting to learn more about the world beyond and the world that was.
Searching around, she spoted a small toy on the floor.
- Kassandra: One of your toys?
- Herodotos: It was my brother's. I often hid it when he wouldn't let me play with it.
She went over to a vase.
- Kassandra: This pottery looks special.
- Herodotos: My father always felt art was a great outlet when things seemed overwhelming.
Mestor spoke up from upstairs as they duo wondered around the house.
- Mestor: Herodotos!
- Herodotos: Mestor!
- Mestor: Praise the gods. It's been far too long!
- Herodotos: It has indeed. You're looking well.
Theodoros walked in.
- Herodotos: As are you, Theodoros.
- Theodoros: I can't believe you've come skulking back. After all this time...
Kassandra walked away, and leaned against the wall, listening.
- Mestor: I should go. I'm glad you're back.
- Theodoros: You have some nerve, little brother. You stroll back into this house when you didn't even return for the funeral. I regret ever sending you that letter.
- Kassandra: Stop it. This isn't helping.
- Herodotos: We came to Samos as soon as we could after receiving your letter.
- Theodoros: You must have swam here then! It's been five moons since I sent that. And who are you exactly? How does any of this involve you?
- Kassandra: I'm a...
- Herodotos: She's a friend.
- Theodoros: How nice. You went off to write and explore while making friends, and you left me here to take care of... everything!
- Herodotos: I couldn't stay here. I needed to leave.
- Theodoros: You could have taken me with you! I have things to attend to. One of us still cares about Samos.
- Herodotos: At least tell me where they died.
- Theodoros: We marked the spot on the nearby cliffs. Pay your respects and then leave. There's nothing for you here now.
They both leave in different directions, with Kassandra following her friend.
- Kassandra: Give him some time. I'm sure he's just surprised to see you.
- Herodotos: His eyes showed hatred.
- Kassandra: He probably missed you. You'll see.
- Herodotos: It's a bit late for that.
- Kassandra: I know this wasn't the welcome you were expecting.
- Herodotos: But perhaps it was the one I deserved. For now, I only want to see where they died. I owe that to them.
- Kassandra: I'll come with you.
- Herodotos: I'd like that.
(Accept – "Let's go now.")
- Kassandra: If you're ready, we should go.
- Herodotos: Waiting to face reality will do me no good.