[Private Dining Room]

"N-now that'd just be nonsense, Sam! If I could've handled myself, it'd cheapen your heroic actions! And I wouldn't want to do that. Not when it's, mm, entirely possible I might at some point stumble into a similarly dangerous place and be in need of your help again. Wouldn't be the first time...or the tenth." Lucy coughs awkwardly, her cheeks flushing slightly. Not that there's a long list of prior heroes who've saved her from a certain demise or anything.