Sometimes, you need certain party combinations to complete Octopath Traveler 2 side stories, and “Through a Child’s Eyes” is one of those times. The Brooding Girl in Wellgrove is worried about her mother and stepfather. She says she wants them to all be together. Which means solving it involves having both NPCs with you the next time you talk to her.
This means two people in the party who can do things like recruit, befriend, or guide. I had Ochette use some jerky to get the stepfather, who is standing outside the Dancer guild in the town. Then, I used Partitio to hire the mother for 1,600 leaves. She’s standing between the inn and tavern in town.
If you don’t have both parents, the Brooding Girl will be upset when you talk to her. However, if you do, then the family will talk it out and resolve what’s going on with them. You’ll then get 5,000 leaves and a Charm of Compassion, and the Octopath Traveler 2 Through a Child’s Eyes side story will be done.
Octopath Traveler 2 is available for the Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC. A demo is available that lets you sample the beginning of each of the playable characters’ stories.