The aftermath: in this battle, there is no mourning, and the only nursing of wounds that will occur is me taping up my twisted ankle from the river crossing. What really happens is, all the warriors get up, take their bows, and take pictures with the crowd.
The lesson learned: as this young boy from the parade is telling us, "Give peach a chance!" But... is that the peace sign, or V for Victory? We may indeed be looking at the next civil servant/combat baddie, and he looks like he will be a tough one, no?
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