Headmaster Cid's Office
A few minutes had passed since Zell left the office, presumably to distribute the letters Cid had scribbled down in haste. The remaining SeeD's in the room were seemingly digesting and discussing the upcoming visit to Esthar, up until an unannounced guest entered the room,
"Headmaster, i read the poster that you requested to be posted, what is the problem in Esthar, i assume that it is severe as Squall and the others require assistance"
Cid was somewhat surprised at the young man's willingness to enter his office and approach him without even requesting permission,
"Stephen, at ease." Cid sarcastically groaned, trying to get the point across that he should be more respectful when addressing the Headmaster.
"I'm thrilled that you've already seen my notice! There certainly isn't a problem in Esthar - not one that I'm aware of - this is simply an opportunity for some of our newer SeeD's to accompany our seasoned SeeD's whilst assisting President Laguna. Squall and Co are all vastly experienced and know what the Lunar Cry is all about. As a massive part of the worlds history, and Balamb Garden's history more importantly, I think it would be hugely beneficial for people such as yourself to join them. Wouldn't you agree?"
Stephen, the student Cid was addressing, was not unknown to Cid. He had a knowledge of all SeeD's, not just the high profile ones. He had hoped that the kind of SeeD's his note attracted weren't just those after a fight, hence the reason he was so pleased to see Stephen in his office.
"So, can we count you in, Stephen?"