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Date: December 17th
Tagging: @Illyasviel von Einzbern

The thought of accompanying someone during the winter season had an odd feeling of warmth to it, it was the time for most people to surround themselves with close friends or loved ones, yet here he was accompanying the young master, once an enemy, technically a sibling, and her absolute unit of a servant - wonderful.

The most he could do to avoid getting a beatdown from such a creature was to appear as unthreatening as humanly possible, a challenge, one could only hope that the caster that had now plagued Pandora would not witness such a spectacle. Being a servant, he didn't need to dress too warm, given that the worlds climate does not affect them, it was easy to adjust to. However instead of aiming to stick out like a sore thumb by wearing a normal shirt out in the snow, he bundle up enough to give the appearance that would blend in, a simple grey coat, a checked scarf and a hat to cover his head. Well if he didn't look unthreatening before.. he certainly did now to say the least.

Amongst the land of the resort, there were plenty of places for shopping and food, and in the land up ahead there was plenty of space to build a snowman. Yes, a snowman. His eyes don't leave the other heroic spirit, if he were to attack at this very second, it could be a very quick end.

 
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"Hey, Berserker! Roll up the body for me!" Illya called to her Servant, who had been staring down Archer for the past few minutes. She knew that he could snap at any moment and try to kill her friend, so keeping him distracted with building snowmen was definitely ideal. With just how big he was, she was sure that he could help her build a giant snowman, bigger than all the rest that were populating the field.

Illya herself had been rolling up snow for the head of the snowman, though she could only do so much on her own, given her small size. If she wanted to make the snowman look balanced, she'd likely need some help. The ball she had rolled for the head was about half her size so far, and Berserker's half of the snowman was a lot bigger than hers already. "I think that's a good size!" She yelled out to him, causing him to immediately stop what he was doing. At least he was following her directions properly this time.

After that, she turned to Archer, who was continually eyeing her own Servant. "Wanna come help me with the head?" She offered to him. "It needs to be bigger, but I'm not sure I can do this all on my own..."
 

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With ease the berserker had already managed to form the body of the snowman without a moment to spare, yet it was already intimidating as it was, bigger than himself already, just.. how big was this snowman going to be?


"Is there any particular reason that the snowman is going to exceed the height of both of us and berserker combined?"

Even with his complaints. he still approaches the half rolled ball and continues pushing it along the path carefully, making sure not to accidentally crash it into any rocks and shatter the ball of powder. He continues to roll it until it is almost up to his hips, already almost bigger than the Homunculus he was currently accompanying.

"Do you want it bigger? Or is this enough."
 
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"Do you really need a reason for a big snowman?" Illya asked him, keeping an eye on Berserker. While she would normally curse her shortness, she would at least be able to reach the face of the snowman with his help to put on the finishing touches. Speaking of, it looked like Archer was done with the snowman's head. She considered its size for a moment, then nodded. "Hmm... That should be good! Now we just need to put the head on the body... Berserker!" She snapped her fingers, giving her Servant the signal to finish the job. He took the snowball from Archer, then put it on top of his own, larger snowball.

The snowman was almost done. It looked a little rough around the edges (Berserker wasn't exactly the gentlest of Servants), but it was certainly big, just like Illya had wanted. She looked up at the creation she had helped to make, a childlike glimmer in her eyes. Now she just needed to make the face and get some sticks for the arms. Almost on cue, Berserker lifted her onto his shoulders, and she took out a carrot and some pebbles from her bag, and began to push them into the snowman to make the face.

"Hey, Archer? Do you mind getting some sticks for the arms?" She turned back to him briefly, then continued her work.
 
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"I suppose not, it is just.. out of the ordinary"

He chooses his words wisely, weird would be a bit much of a stretch given the berserker that stood before them, who seemed rather.. tamed? Would that be the word, completely ignoring his own prescience and placing the large snowball on top of the body,

there was an odd feeling of warmth that radiated from the servant and master, it was like a parent and child celebrating the seasoned festivities. For a moment he can't help but smile a little bit.

The moment is short lived, quickly glancing around for any fallen branches.. or logs.. no matter what he picked up they would be ridiculously small in comparison to the giant body of the snowperson. The two he manages to pick up are almost big enough to be logs, setting one on the ground as he carefully places the first branch in without cracking or breaking the moulded form. Making sure it was secure, he moves along to place the second on the opposite side, ensuring that they were both balanced.

He takes a step back to judge his handiwork regarding the arms, they were small.. but there was no helping that.
 
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"There's a reason to make it as big as possible, then!" Illya exclaimed, now finished with the face. She patted Berserker's shoulder, to which he backed up a ways and set her down. With Archer's (admittedly very short) arms now added, the snowman was finally complete. She stood proudly, her hands on her hips as she looked up at the towering creation. It easily dwarfed all of the other snowmen in the field, for sure.

"Thanks, Archer!" She smiled brightly. "...Jeez, I never thought I'd ever say that..." He wasn't contracted to her at all, and the time when they had been stranded together had long since passed. He was a surprisingly good person, despite them technically being enemies... Then again, there was no Grail War in Pandora, and therefore, no reason to fight each other. She was actually grateful to be given this chance to get to know him, all things considered. Somehow, he felt like family to her.
 
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"Pandora is a land in which to expect the unexpected"

He smiles softly in return - the first time he had smiled so genuinely in a while.

He hadn't anticipated this much in terms of bonding with the other master, perhaps it was sentimentality that was making it hard to ignore them, in the end she was the only tie that remains to his humanity in its own sad way, his only link back to his life.

If Kiritsugu was here, he would want to ensure that she was kept safe.

He wasn't Kiritsugu, he never will be.

If his master were to turn up, he was certain that even she wouldn't be willing to kill Illysaviel in cold blood, despite their cold exterior, she was good at heart. As was Illya, raised into this world as the grails vessel, with neither of her parents, he can only imagine how hard it was for her. Even if she were not to know the truth behind who he was, it was the least he could do.

No, it was what he wanted.

"It has an odd charm to it"

He takes a look at the oddly proportioned snowman, tilting his head slightly as he seeks a better look at it, as suspected, the arms looked ridiculous, if anything, rather humorous.

"Is there anything else you wish to do?"

 
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"Anything else? Let's see..." Illya put a finger to her chin in thought. There were a lot of things to do at the Grinning Peaks, and she wanted to try them all. There definitely wasn't enough time in the day to do everything, however, so she'd have to pick and choose her favorites. "How about... we go get some hot chocolate? And put some marshmallows in it, too!" She exclaimed, looking up at Archer and Berserker expectantly. Her own Servant looked indifferent at the suggestion, but didn't appear to mind. "And then we can try skiing!" She made an additional suggestion with a childish charm.
 
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It seemed like a rather simple and straight forward request, easy enough to fulfill regardless, there seemed to be a rather large abundance of food stalls within grinning peaks, so finding food would not be a difficult task at all.

"Alright, you wait here for a moment and I will bring one back."

There was no need to tell them to stay safe, they were more than capable of dealing with anything that comes up themselves - and certainly it was not as if she was alone.

Taking a moment at the stall, he considers whether he should pick up one for the berserker, after all it was not as if servants had to eat or drink in order to sustain themselves.

But he was human once.

Taking such thoughts into consideration, he returns with three paper cups in a cup holder, firstly removing his own and then holding the cardboard holder out towards the younger sibling.

"I figure he might want to try it aswell."

 
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Watching the horizon, Illya grinned excitedly when she saw Archer return with the three cups of hot chocolate. "Yay! Thank you!" She exclaimed, taking the cup holder with the remaining two cups in it. "Here, Berserker! Wanna try some hot chocolate?" She took one of the cups out of the holder and handed it to her Servant, who held it surprisingly gently, but didn't seem to do much else with it. Illya took out her own cup and took a sip, immediately recoiling a little from how hot it was.

"I guess I should wait a few more minutes..." She said, laughing a little bit. "It's really tasty, though!" She said, looking up at Berserker, as if encouraging him to try it. At this, the Servant dumped the whole drink into his mouth, then put the empty cup back into the holder.

"...Well, there you go!" Illya laughed again, trying another sip. It had finally cooled down enough for her to enjoy it properly, and she quickly downed the entirety of the drink. Putting her own cup back into the holder, she looked at Archer, genuinely overjoyed to be able to spend more time with him. Maybe it was strange, how close they had gotten- but he had the energy of a big brother, and seemed to care for her, too.

Even if one day, their friendship would only just be a memory, Illya would still treasure the time she got to spend with him.
 
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