Traveling the stars on day 24.

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Myuria couldn't help but smirk as she watched Edge fidget. The dark pink-haired Morphus loved when she could make the blond like this.

"Is something wrong, Edge?"

"A-Ah, no! Everything is fine!"

"Are you sure?" asked Myuria, her smirk getting wider.

"…I'm afraid what Reimi might do if she found us."

"Didn't anyone ever tell you that you shouldn't bring up another woman's name in a lady's presence?"

It took all of her willpower not to burst out laughing when Edge started to sputter.

"M-Myuria! Please don't do that to me!"

"Oh relax, Edge. It's all in good fun," replied Myuria with a giggle.

Edge let out a sigh before he got serious. "Myuria, forgive me if I step out of line, but should you really be flirting with me considering…"

Sadness filled her eyes, as she knew what Edge was getting at. "It's strange. I love Lucien with all of my heart and yet here I am flirting with another man."

She could feel tears slowly falling down her face as she thought of her late husband. She felt dirty flirting with Edge like has, feeling as if she betrayed Lucien.

"If I may be frank, Myuria. I don't think it's strange at all. From the things you've told me about Lucien, it's clear that he loved you very much and wanted you to be happy. If he could, I believe he'd tell you that it's okay to move on as long as you're happy," explained Edge.

Myuria stared at the man before her with wide eyes. Taking in what he said, she couldn't help herself.

"Are you saying that you wish to court me, Edge?" she asked with a smirk. This time she did laugh when Edge started to sputter again. Her smirk then became a soft smile. "Edge, thank you."

"Huh?"

"Despite the fact that I would always flirt with you, I always felt guilty because of Lucien. But you reminded me of what kind of person Lucien was and you're right. Lucien wouldn't want me to remain sad over his death. So again, thank you."

"…You're welcome, Myuria."

The two stayed quiet, just enjoying each other's company. Myuria glanced over at Edge and smiled.

'Lucien, I wish you could have met Edge. You two would have gotten along splendidly.'

FIN

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More Star Ocean, this time from the fourth installment.