"You want friendship?! I LOVE Friendship! Hello Everyone! I am Brun! I love making friends and keep them safe with my big muscles! Here! I show. I show."
You are lifted into the air by an enormous woman who looks like she could be part giant. She turns you to face the screen, showing the scene in which she makes a good friend. You watch as she scares off a guard that is terrifying a young man, and the scene plays out before you.
The guard wasted no time in scampering off before she could count another second, and the mountain of a woman gave an amused huff. She turned, facing the stranger that was nearly quaking before her, and he flinched as her hand slowly reached towards him.
“Please don’t kill me,” he nearly begged, but her hand simply fell to his shoulder in rough pat.
“Do not fret, little friend,” the woman gave a kind smile, and he carefully glanced to find softness in her violet eyes and gentle pink locks, “Your danger has passed. Come, we will celebrate with my friends.”
“I- Oh, uh well...” the young man gave a nervous smile as he rubbed the back of his head, “About that, I uh... actually, er...”
“Do you have somewhere to be?” the woman raised an eyebrow.
“Well, no... but-”
“Wonderful!” she chimed, and the young man let out a chirp as she threw him over her shoulder, “Then we are friends now, and friends drink together!”
“I- Wh- you-... okay...” the young man sighed in defeat as she carried him off, “That’s... that’s fine.”
"You see? All you need to do to make friends is pick up a stranger in your strong arms, and carry them off to the nearest Tavern! It's simple!"
Brun is a character from The Aphuanian Tales. You can find her in Unrelenting Fate and Finding Work.