|Writer: Mitsuki||Chapters: 4||Translator: User:Adequategrey & 364 Unbirthdays|
It’s finally over… I thought I was going to die…
|Midori-kun~ school’s almost over, de gozaru~ If you leave too late you’ll get scolded by the teachers, that’d be so scary, de gozaru…
We need to speed up, then speed up even more!
|Do you need me to help you change clothes? I’m already done, de gozaru, I can offer you my help any time~ hum~ hum hum~ ♪|
|Sengoku-kun’s in a good mood…? I’m so depressed I want to die…
I thought Shinkai-senpai’s practices would be easier than usual… But I ended up hurt not just physically, but spiritually as well…
Is such difficult training really necessary to improve coordination…? uuu… being an idol is so bothersome…?
It took all my remaining energy to change clothes…
|W-Wait a minute Midori-kun? Please don’t suddenly rush towards the window!|
|?! I-I’m sorry… I got here without noticing for some reason…|
|Phew… that was a matter of life and death, de gozaru… I thought I’d slam into the window with Midori-kun there for a moment.
I even started praying to the gods, de gozaru…
It’s really too hard to stop Midori-kun on my own. Midori-kun’s physique really is good~ Already taller than Taichou-dono, I’m envious ♪
|I don’t think it’s admirable at all… so what if I’m tall, even taller than Leader…
There must have been some mistake…
|However, being tall has its downsides too. It makes it harder to become invisible and complete the mission. So as a ninja, being short like myself is the best, de gozaru ♪|
|I’m envious of Sengoku-kun too… As for becoming invisible, is there so way to do that on stage…?
I’m too tall, I feel like most of the audience are looking at me during performances… I want to die just from thinking about it…
|I-I want to learn this kind of ninjutsu too! I’m disturbed by the gazes when I’m on stage too…|
|But Sengoku-kun’s training today was pretty successful…? You were really coordinated with Shinkai-senpai…|
|u, uwaah~ ? Even I didn't understand parts of today's practice.
But I could feel myself improving even though it was hard to understand. Shinkai-dono really is unbelievably deep~ ♪ (Pretty sure that’s a pun because “shin” (深) means deep)
|Ha~ah… Sengoku-kun’s so fortunate… I didn't understand a bit of practice just now… Much less benefit…|
|Hm? Even though you're praising my coordination with Shinkai-dono, I think you were more coordinated?|
|Is that so…?|
|Of course. I think, even before Midori-kun understood the contents of training, he was already coordinated with Shinkai-dono in “certain places”~ ♪
Your body understood before your head, it often happens when I’m meditating so I’m familiar with it ...☆
|That Sengoku-kun, didn't he just say stuff that Leader usually says…?
What is this, how could Leader be so influential…?
During performances too, all the children love Leader, you often hear them talking about “Ryusei Red” and such…
Recently, not just Nagumo-kun, Sengoku-kun’s been extremely enthusiastic too…
Even though I’ve thought about it before, that I’ll be a senior that juniors look up to in the future…
But whenever I think about how becoming that kind of person will have to experience lots of bothersome things, I won't be able to lift my spirits…
But I can’t stay like this forever either… No specialties, extremely normal, no difference from everyone else…
Even though I'm tall, when I'm thrown into the crowd nobody will recognise me…
(Don't know why, but Midori-kun just got even more depressed suddenly)
(At this moment, I can't be the only one in high spirits. “All for one and one for all”, that's Ryuseitai...☆
A-Ahem! I made a new friend a while ago, I-I’d like to introduce him to Midori-kun…!
|Ah, no, normally, knowing new people will only create more trouble…?|
|Hope Midori-kun doesn't mind, since we’re comrades in “Ryuseitai” … ♪|
Just as planned, I’m here to bring Shinobu-kun back home~
Hey you! The one who’s all tangled up with Shinobu-kun, what are you trying to do!
If you don’t let Shinobu-kun go, I won’t show any mercy~ ♪
|Midori-kun, you’ve got the wrong person! That’s Yuta-kun, you know?|
|Ah?! I-I’m sorry……!
Usually I would have been able to tell… Hinata-kun would always somehow pop up every day……
Why did I make a mistake just now…... Even if you ask me, I wouldn’t know……
Ahh, this is so depressing…… I wanna die……
|Uhh, it’s Midori-kun, right……? I’m the one who was being mistaken for another person, you know…….?
I haven't even said anything, why are you suddenly so depressed……
If it’s like this, I can’t even get mad……
|Midori-kun Midori-kun, Yuta-kun is my new friend. He’s amazing☆
I hope you two can get along, de gozaru~♪
|Midori-kun doesn’t look very happy~ ? Did I do something wrong, or did Aniki do something to him?|
|No… It’s just that I just can’t get my spirits up…… It’s my own problem, so please don’t mind me…..|
|Oh. So that’s why Shinobu-kun would suddenly just say that…
Then….. How about this!
Midori-kun, please look over here~ The great Aoi Yuta will perform a juggling act just for you ☆
After watching, please package away all your worries……. ♪
|W-Woah! As expected of Yuta-kun, he suddenly started juggling three balls!
The speed of his juggling just keeps getting faster……! Your eyes can’t even keep up with it, and can only see the white shadow, de gozaru……☆
Now I really feel like learning from Yuta-kun! If you could, please teach me, de gozaru!
|Hehe~ This isn’t something that was supposed to be passed down, but if it’s Shinobu-kun who wants to learn, I’ll teach you everything~♪
So! Isn’t Midori-kun watching with interest too~?
|What is it,”Midori-kun wants to learn juggling” too…..?
Oh, even if you suddenly say that, it’s hard for me to do it. Even if you’re Shinobu-kun’s friend, being a teacher is just—
|H-He suddenly pulled out a ball that was still in mid-air? Midori-kun’s reflexes are really good~ ♪|
|Hey, wait a moment, Midori-kun, what are you trying to do? Do you have some kind of objection to my performance?|
This mascot, it’s super cute…..!!
Can I ask where you got it? Is it still in stock? Can you give this to me……?!
|…...Shinobu-kun, is Midori-kun usually like this?|
|I’m not very clear about this but…... Apparently, Midori-kun really likes mascots? He even asked Anzu-dono to go on a date with him wearing a mascot kigurumi, de gozaru.|
|Ehh…… I can’t tell just by looking at him, but Midori-kun really is amazing~ ♪
However, there are many different kinds of mascot characters…… Why is he so interested in this one?
|It’s because this design is so unique…… Like how it’s mouth is in between it’s two eyes…… I’ve never seen anything like this before…...♪|
|Really…… I don’t really feel anything, though……|
|Aah, I feel like sleeping in a place surrounded with this round plushie…...♪
If that happened, I would die of happiness…...☆
|Oh. Is Midori-kun actually a weird person?|
|Ahaha, it’s because ”Ryuseitai” is a gathering of ”weird people”, de gozaru......☆|
|Translation: 364 Unbirthdays|
|The mascot was from the convenience store that aniki works part time at.
It’s probably sold at the store. If Midori-kun’s interested, I could bring you to the store ~ ♪
They’re always looking for part-timers too, if you ask the manager, you can probably get some of these buns as a reward.
|Oohh… I didn't think of this! Yuta-kun really is mature ~ ♪|
|No, no, it's exactly because we're not mature yet that we have to use our minds more.
If the weaker ones don't have initiative, there won't be any outcome ~
Me and aniki are used to these things already, we won't even be able to handle not doing things ~ ☆
Let's put that aside. According to aniki, these buns are pretty popular especially among children, and sell out really fast.
If we go now I don't know how much will be left… so let's hurry ♪
|Scene Change: Convenience Store|
|♪ ~ ♪ ~ ♪
Thanks for your purchase ~ Please come again ~ ♪
Hmm hmm, business is thriving today too, all the employees are really busy.
Are these new goods? Ah, right in the nick of time too, the shelves are almost empty.
Let me carry them in, manager, you can take a break ~ ♪
Nn? To put these buns in the store’s most eye catching place, is it to attract customers? If that's so, even people who didn't want to come in might come in and buy other things too. What a smart prediction, I'm learning so much~
Even though usually Anzu-senpai takes care of us and does part-time jobs in our stead, but it can't do an idol harm to know about these things, right?
“Knowledge is no burden” , as Yuta-kun’s older brother, I've got to be prepared to look after him ☆
Ah, isn't that Yuta-kun? Speak of the devil ~ ♪
Yuta-kun ~ the brother who’s always thinking about you is here ~ ♪
|Really, I do hope you'd be more reliable during work, aniki!
If not, everyone’s going to think “2wink” is made up of two fools!
|Yuta-kun’s strict as usual, that must be a form of affection too ☆|
|Um, sorry… may I know if these buns are goods of this store…?|
|Ah, that’s right Midori-kun ~ They just arrived in store two days ago. Specifically they're promotional goods, the kind that comes with other purchases.
Of course you can buy them separately, but it's really not worth it.
|Please let me work here…!! Anything to let me have some of those buns…!|
|EH?! Please don't suddenly grab onto my shoulders, it hur-AAAAAH?!|
|Midori-kun, calm down! Doing this to him is a bit over the top, even though he does prank others sometimes!|
|Sniff… even though Yuta-kun’s defending me, why don't I feel relieved…?|
|Anyway aniki, it's like this, Midori-kun seems to like mascots a lot, so much that he did what he did to you just now.
The store must be needing people at this time, right?
Temporarily increasing the workforce during peak hours, and letting part of the salary be those bun mascots; Would aniki mind proposing this to the manager?
|OK OK ~ It's just a short proposal, leave it to me ♪|
|Translation: User: Adequategrey|
|Location: Convenience Store|
|Sengoku-kun, are you alright...? Did you already give me all the buns in your bag?
Even if you gave me the amount of buns fit for 10 people, I’d be able to carry them...♪
|I’m really sorry, even though I’d like to train myself more, right now I can only rely on Midori-kun, de gozaru...
I’m currently so tired that both my mental and physical state are sluggish…… To be able to persevere up to this point is truly a miracle, de gozaru...
|Sengoku-kun actually doesn’t need to work...? I can do it by myself...
The shop owner was also really kind... Not only did he agree to our application for work, he also gave me so many buns in such a short time...♪
|After shop owner-dono heard that the reason why Midori-kun started working was for the buns, he was super happy, de gozaru.
It’s like we met a confidant. That man probably paid a lot of attention on the design of the plushies~
I can really understand his feelings! If someone agreed to join my Ninja’s Association, I would be just as moved as shop owner-dono~♪
|Now that I think about it, Shinobu-kun does his activities alone...?|
|Midori-kun and Yuta-kun were both looking forward to working, so I wanted to tag along ♪
Especially since I’m not used to dealing with living humans, working can be considered as a sort of training as well.
I want to be like Taichou-dono, to be able to roar my name out loud with pride~ ♪
|But in the end, the job for welcoming customers was still handed over to Hinata-kun and Yuta-kun...|
|Yuta-kun said that he and his brother had a reputation in the commercial department, so if they handed out flyers, even more new customers would enter the shop, de gozaru...|
|Shinobu-kun and I went to arrange the products, taking over Hinata-kun’s previous work...
The shop owner was really satisfied with our distribution of work... I usually do similar work at my family’s grocery shop, so this is alright...
I’ve made Shinobu-kun work so hard, I’m really sorry...?
|Uu... Even though shop owner-dono was very kind, we had to stick to our commissioned area without being too capricious, and could only do the work we had agreed to do.
It’s exactly like idol work. Even though Anzu-dono is always helping us select it...
The moment you accept the work, you cannot be picky, de gozaru.
Also... In the future, we might even be like Taichou-dono, receiving requests based around interacting with people.
But because we were under his care, or maybe to increase our popularity, we had to accept the jobs that we didn't want, de gozaru.
This is also another required segment related to work, so we have to properly complete it~ ♪
|...Shinobu-kun really thinks deeply about many things?|
|It’s because I’ve received Yuta-kun’s support, de gozaru~♪
Yuta-kun is much more active, much more able, and even thinks more deeply about himself and his unit than I do.
I want to learn from Yuta-kun, de gozaru~♪
|Yes… This is because we are in Ryuseitai, right…?
We usually have our senpais take care of us… Help us plan our training regimen, find jobs…
Ryuseitai’s name is also very bright… we only need to say that we’re from Ryuseitai, and many people will probably already offer us job opportunities…
That’s why we don’t have to be like Hinata-kun and Yuta-kun…
"The seeds planted by the first is enjoyed by the second"... This is the result of our senpai’s efforts...♪
|Indeed, I’m really thankful to Taichou-dono for letting me join Ryuseitai~ ♪
And in half a year… When Taichou-dono and Shinkai-dono graduate, it’ll become our turn, the kouhais who were wrapped up by Ryuseitai’s shade, de gozaru.
I don’t know if I can take care of my kouhai just like them, letting my kouhai grow peacefully without any worries… I’m very uneasy, de gozaru...
|Yes…… I feel the same... Even though it’s a hassle, if we only work hard starting from now...
Before, I was saying all that depressing stuff, but thanks to these buns, I feel like I have a bit more motivation...
After I reach home, I’ll put these buns all onto my bed and have a good night’s sleep……
Tomorrow will definitely be both a painful yet beautiful day...♪
|Translation: 364 Unbirthdays|