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Writer: 日日日 (Akira)
Checkmate throne4
Location: Checkmate Stage
(Comrade's Song) Izumi Sena Dialogue Render Bloomed

Hey… You two over there, quit chatting and get onstage already.

You’re probably the helpers Leo-kun called, right? You’re wearing the same outfits as us, too, so if you’re on our side, can you hurry up and take part in the rehearsal?

(Palm's Piece) Eichi Tenshouin Dialogue Render Bloomed

Ahh, please excuse us. Sorry, I’m not very used to lives… I don’t have much experience, so thank you for calling out to me.

(Comrade's Song) Izumi Sena Dialogue Render Bloomed

Is this okay? Weren’t you in the hospital not too long ago…?

Don’t push yourself after just recovering, alright? It’d be a pain if you collapsed in the middle of the live.

Step back if you’re just gonna be in the way, you sickly bastard.

(Palm's Piece) Eichi Tenshouin Dialogue Render Bloomed

…There’s no need for such concern.

Hm? Over there, is that…?

(Gathered Knight) Ritsu Sakuma Full Render

…Mnn. What, who’re you?

(Palm's Piece) Eichi Tenshouin Dialogue Render Bloomed

Are you perhaps Sakuma-senpai’s little brother? I think I saw you in the documents. Brothers, huh… you two sure have similar features.♪

(Gathered Knight) Ritsu Sakuma Full Render

No, we don’t. That creature and I are total strangers with no relation whatsoever.

(Glass Admiration) Arashi Narukami Full Render Bloomed

Wait… Sakuma-senpai, you mean that Sakuma-senpai? Ritsu-chan, you’re his brother?

(Palm's Piece) Eichi Tenshouin Dialogue Render Bloomed

You mean to say - you all didn’t know?

Then why did you push him into becoming your friend? Didn’t you want to forge a connection to Sakuma-senpai through him?

(Gathered Knight) Ritsu Sakuma Full Render

……

(Palm's Piece) Eichi Tenshouin Dialogue Render Bloomed

…Ouch!?

(Comrade's Song) Izumi Sena Dialogue Render Bloomed

Hey, Kuma-kun. You may be pissed off, but no violence.

(Palm's Piece) Eichi Tenshouin Dialogue Render Bloomed

How awful of you. Not even my parents have ever hit me… At least spare my face, since there’s a live after this. This time around, I’m your ally, you know.

Causing harm to your comrades before a battle doesn’t sound like a good plan.

Fufu. Ritsu Sakuma-kun, was it?

It seems like you don’t like hearing about your brother, but if the attribute of being “Rei Sakuma’s little brother” were to be subtracted from you… what would be left?

If you don’t want to be considered an accessory to someone else, but instead want people to see you for who you are…

You must win back the worth you lack, and prove the meaning of your own existence.

But if not, then you’re just the same as a spoiled child, pouting and having a tantrum because your parents won’t pay attention to you. It’s unsightly…

I’m saying this in revenge for being hit, but as of now, you aren’t worthy of being loved.

If you have things you value, things you want to protect…

Then before your brother steals them away, you must hold them close and gain the strength to not give them up to anyone else.

If you need help, I might be able to provide it. I’d like you to let me know if you’re interested. I feel as though we could get along.

In almost being erased by the intense light from the greatness around you, and desperately struggling against it, angry and dissatisfied…

You and I are alike. I think we could be friends.

(Gathered Knight) Ritsu Sakuma Full Render

I don’t need friends. Just leave me alone, you’re being annoying…?

(Palm's Piece) Eichi Tenshouin Dialogue Render Bloomed

What a shame. I’ve been rejected.

But that’s alright. You can just spend your life sitting in the deep darkness, groveling and hugging your knees.

Go ahead and keep screaming and crying until your nice papa and mama come to find you.

Just like a helpless baby. It’s fine to live in a harmless state of peace, playing innocently in a tiny miniature garden.

But how is that any different from being a corpse stuffed inside a coffin?

(Gathered Knight) Ritsu Sakuma Full Render

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(Blue Knight) Tsumugi Aoba Full Render

Say, um~ Eichi-kun, please don’t ruin the mood so suddenly.

We’re just helpers, after all… Let’s be good and not intrude or cause problems, okay?

(Palm's Piece) Eichi Tenshouin Dialogue Render Bloomed

I get it already. I’d rather you not pick at every little thing I do, Tsumugi.

However, Tsukinaga-kun asked us to help, but… the star of the show himself isn’t here. What’s this about, Sena-kun?

(Comrade's Song) Izumi Sena Dialogue Render Bloomed

Not even I know. I’m worried about him too… He hasn’t bought a new phone since he lost his last one, so I can’t contact him either.

I tried calling his home, but it doesn’t seem to be something like “I forgot about the live and went home already~”

That idiot. What’s he even doing, wherever he is?

In the worst case scenario, we’ll have to overcome Checkmate by ourselves. Tenshouin, put your all into it, alright?

(Palm's Piece) Eichi Tenshouin Dialogue Render Bloomed

What…? And here I took part just because I thought I could gaze at Tsukinaga-kun from up close on the same stage. This isn’t quite what I expected, but that’s alright, I suppose.

There was a pretty unexpected find today, anyway, and while I’m onstage I’ll win. I really, really hate losing.

(Comrade's Song) Izumi Sena Dialogue Render Bloomed

I share your sentiments on that. I won’t lose to those guys from Chess, who don’t work hard and just live their lives doing whatever…

Though it’s not like you’ll always be rewarded for putting in effort.

But you can increase the chances. If you don’t believe in that, then you just can’t do it.

Translation: royalquintet
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