ARCJEC: XDXD You're freaked out? XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD YOU'RE freaked out?? XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD Do you even grasp what it means to be "freaked out"??? XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD TELL ME, WHICH OPTION SOUNDS MORE ALARMING TO YOU: some random idiot you just met taking a moment to laugh hysterically for no apparent reason, or a GARGANTUAN MASS OF AIR revealing itself to be a mystic ball of transmogrifying energy, and manifesting into a— a blue dragon THING right in front of your eyeballs???? XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD Oh, and it also somehow knows your name, which is always a sign that things are about to be very normal. XDXD
???: ah. right, sorry.
???: where are my manners.
???: should i have stayed silent at first? that would have given you more time to collect yourself.
???: i could always try doing that now.

ARCJEC: XDXD I have no idea what you should be doing, Blue Dragon Thing. XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD As for me, I think my main course of action will be to try and suppress the mesmeric burst of terror that's about an inch or so away from coating my drawers. XDXD
???: oh, that was pretty funny!
???: we should have done the laughing bit here.
???: but there's no need for any of that.

ARCJEC: XDXD I beg to wholly differ! XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD Look, let's just... agree to disagree on this, because I am REALLY holding myself back right now. XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD That fit you just saw? That was a desperate cry for help. That was someone who needed to get their emotions out of their chest cavity somehow, in order to retain what little sanity they have left. XDXD
???: is the rambling also a cry for help?
ARCJEC: XDXD I mean, what else am I supposed to do here?? XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD I'm standing on a big gray plate in the middle of LITERAL NOWHERE, talking to a goddamn MAGIC DRAGON. XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD If this is the fairy tale scenario that this game wanted to drop me into, then I'd like to be written the fuck OUT. XDXD
???: i'm afraid that's a little, well...
???: impossible.
???: but my intention is only to provide you with valuable information!
???: rest assured, if you give me just a moment to do so, you will feel much better.

ARCJEC: XDXD Will I really?? XDXD

???: trust me, you will.
???: maybe not as much as you wish. but for the moment, definitely.
???: i have given this spiel more times than either of us can count, and i know its most likely outcomes.

ARCJEC: XDXD Isn't that just stellar. XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD Okay, fine. Go for it, I guess. I need a minute to recover some shreds of sanity anyway. XDXD
ARCJEC: XDXD Maybe they're hiding just off the edge of this platform? XDXD
???: i would prefer it if you didn't tread over there yet.
???: otherwise... ahem!