|Writer: 結城由乃 (Yuuki Yoshino)|
|Location: Garden Terrace|
|Ninjas? Let’s see~ Sora’s seen a ninja as a playable character in a game before~
They can set traps to slow down the enemy and zoom up walls that the samurai can’t climb~
The ninja’s a hidden character! You can’t pick them unless you clear the game with the samurai first~
If enemies chase after you, you can camouflage yourself against the wall and avoid fighting them!
They have some downsides too, though~ They aren’t very strong, so if the enemy finds you, it’s game over!
|Really? That sounds cool! Is that one of the games you have at the game club?|
|Yes! We have a lot of games in the club room!
Time flies when you’re playing games~ Sora has to be careful not to play for too long!
Um, Sora got a little off track there, huh~? What kinda ninja stuff do you normally do, Shinobu-chan? Sora wants to know ♪
|Hm~...... Pretty much the same stuff Tenma-kun was talking about de gozaru. Hiding myself with my “camouflage no jutsu” is part of my ninja training.
You can also conceal yourself with fire style ninja artes, but...... The teachers would blow a fuse if they caught me training with fire de gozaru.
Worst case, they could disband the ninja association.
They get mad even if you’re just running in the hallways de gozaru. It’s hard to be a ninja in this day and age de gozaru.
|Eat something sweet and cheer up, Shinobu-chan! Here, lookie, I’ve got a parfait. Here comes the plane~......☆|
|Whoa!? I’m stuffed from the curry, so thanks, but no thanks de gozaru.|
|Really? I’ll just share it with Sora-chan then! Oh! Do you want some too, Nee-chan?
You’re full too after eating all that lasagna, huh? You two are light eaters, aren’t you~......?
|Ahaha, everything here comes with a ton of food de gozaru...... *munch munch* *gulp* That was good de gozaru~♪
Anyways, Tenma-kun, Harukawa-kun, do you two really want to join me in my ninja training?
|*munch munch*......Yeah! I’m curious about what kinda stuff you’re doing all the time. If you’ve been doing ninja training, then I’ll train with you~♪|
|HiHi~ Sora wants to have fun with you too! Sora can’t wait until school’s out for the day~ HaHiHuHeHo~......♪|
|Yaaaay, I’m so glad you both feel that way de gozaru......♪ I’m getting excited already too~|
|Scene Change: 1-B Classroom|
|Ahaha, class is finally over de gozaru!
I’d like to go ahead and start the ninja training right away, but...... Don’t hesitate to let me know if there’s anything you don’t understand de gozaru ♪
|Okay! I’ve got a question!|
|Oh, Tenma-kun! What is it? Hmm~Hm~Hmm~♪|
|What’s that cloth for, Shinobu-chan?
It looks kinda dirty, so you should ask Hajime-chan for help washing it! Even really tough stains are no match for him!
What’s it called again… Ochre? When you get dirt on white cloth, it turns the same kind of ochre color as your cloth, right?
|Umm, it’s always been this color de gozaru~
It’s for doing camouflage no jutsu de gozaru. I assure you it’s not dirty! You don’t have to worry de gozaru.
|Camouflage? Come to think of it, you said during lunch that camouflage no jutsu is for hiding, right? Does that mean you use the cloth to hide?|
|Exactly de gozaru. In light of all my previous mistakes, I prepared a cloth around the same color as the floor de gozaru.
If I cover myself with this, then... Ta-da! It will look like I’ve disappeared......!
Seeing is believing, though! I’ll do it over in the corner so no one accidentally steps on me de gozaru.
I’ll show you how to do it, so please stay there and watch de gozaru.
Now this is the ninja arte “camouflage no jutsu”......!
|HaHa~ Shinobu-chan disappeared! Was that magic? Did he put a spell on us?|
|Hm~......? Oh! There he is! You can’t tell from far away, but if you look up close, you can tell right away there’s a weird bulge in the floor!|
|Oh, you found me de gozaru. Still, it’s not like you spotted me immediately! This is a new record de gozaru~♪|
|Oh! I just had a good idea!
Even if Kunugi-sensei tried to chase you down, you’d be safe as long as you had this cloth. You could get by hiding under it in a random classroom.
|Kunugi-sensei? Sensei’s lectures take forever, and he’ll whack you back awake if he catches you dozing off de gozaru.
I was shocked by how sharp his senses are at the DDD and half-thought he must descend from a line of ninjas de gozaru.
[Note: At the DDD, Chiaki yelled at Akiomi to shut up from the audience. Even though it should have been really hard to see who yelled, Akiomi correctly identified Chiaki and gave him detention.]
|I know what you mean. You can run, but you can’t hide from him. I don’t like getting scolded by him, so I always make sure to run away as soon as I see him~|
|HiHi~ Speak of the devil~ Sora can hear footsteps coming this way~ It’s probably Kunugi-sensei~|
|What!? We’ll be in trouble if he finds us! He got mad at me when I was running in the hallways yesterday......
I’ve gotta somehow get away without him catching me!
|A- A way to escape without being seen!? Hm~, if we used the ninja arte “wall climbing no jutsu,” we might be able to get away......|
|Hm? What’s that? If you know a good way to escape, please tell me!|
|Umm, it’s a ninja arte where you climb out of the window like this, and then you’d scale the wall de gozaru. It’s a bit too tough for beginners, though......|
|Upsy-daisy! Like this?|
|HuHu~ Sora’s good at this kind of stuff too! Sora will follow Shinobu-chan and Micchan~♪
[Note: “Micchan (みっちゃん)” is probably a typo, as Sora normally calls Mitsuru “Mitsu-chan (みつちゃん).” Maybe Happiele will fix it sometime, but that’s what’s written in the story for now!]
|(Wow. Tenma-kun and Harukawa-kun’s athletic abilities are definitely nothing to sneeze at de gozaru. Beginners normally aren’t able to do this.)
(Although, this whole “climbing the wall to escape a pursuer” situation is really ninja-like, huh?)
(It’s kind of new and refreshing to have friends experience ninja artes. I’m really excited de gozaru......!)
Tenma-kun, Harukawa-kun, follow me de gozaru. Feast your eyes on my ninja art “wall climbing no jutsu”. Ahahahahaha......☆