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Writer: 結城由乃 (Yuuki Yoshino)
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Location: Road to School
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Oohh, it’s cold, cold cold~!! Even though on days like this, I just want to stay wrapped up in my futon, I have to get woken up by Daikichi wanting attention, and all.

When I ignored him, I got my face licked. I had it tough from the start of the morning, you know~ When I think that this will continue every day, I get a little depressed, maybe…

*yawn*... I understand how Sakuma-sensei’s little brother feels, falling asleep no matter where he is, don’t I? Well, I don’t know how I feel about sleeping in the road, though.

But, I am that sleepy, you know. If I sleep in class, Hokke will get mad at me, and all. Should I ask Sagami-chan to let me sleep in the infirmary…?

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……

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Mm? Is that Hokke~? Is that Anzu walking with him?

He might be the “see Anzu home to her house” type, but he’s not the “come to school together with Anzu” type, is he?

Even so, I wonder what the reason is that Hokke is coming to school with Anzu? Hmm, hmmm, hmmmmm…

It’s no good! Even if I think on it, I don’t know, and all. I should just ask Hokke, shouldn’t I? ♪

Heeey, Anzu, Hokke~! Let me join, let me join.☆

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… Akehoshi, huh? You’re energetic this morning, aren’t you?

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Rather, I feel “dead tired,” though, you know~? More importantly, why are you going to school together with Anzu? Could it be that you guys live near each other?

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No, I met Anzu over by that corner. Since we’re going the same way, there was no reason for us to go separately, right?

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Hmm. That was a more normal reason than I thought, how boring, huh…?

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What were you hoping for?

But, you’re going to school unusually early, considering how you normally are. Have you gotten in the mood to practice a bit for Chocolat Festival?

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… Ummm, what’s “Chocolat Festival”?

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……

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Stop with the cold looks, you know. It’s already cold as it is, I’ll get even colder~ Give me some warmth…☆

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Don’t cling onto me, that’s irritating. It was the same at Sakura Fes, but you know far too little about the established practices of Yumenosaki.

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Well, I am reflecting on that, you know. I’m an idol, too.

To be more and more like an idol, I have to sharpen my perception of all kinds of things, don’t I~♪

“Chocolat Festival”, “Chocolat Festival”... Ah, I remember! It was a special kind of Dream Fes, like Sakura Fes, was it?

Tell me the details? Ah, is that so? It’s Anzu’s first one, isn’t it~ That’s okay, I’ll explain-

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I shall explain.

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Huuh!? Even though I was going to explain it to Anzu, Hokke, that’s not fair for you to take the good part, you know~!

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It’s you who carelessly forgot about Chocolat Festival.

I’m fearful that you’ve forgotten the details of it, and all. It wouldn’t do to give Anzu information lacking in accuracy.

Anzu is a producer. She may not be in the position of planning and managing the Dream Fes this time, but…

The possibility is high that she will be made to participate in the selling of goods, outfit making, and chocolate making, right?

Ahh, that’s right. Chocolat Festival is as the name says, a Dream Fes that takes place during Valentine’s season, and...

it is a special type of Dream Fes in which there is no winning or losing.

In Sakura Fes, only the one unit chosen from the whole school did a live performance for the flower viewers.

However, Chocolat Festival is different. It’s a huge event that takes place simultaneously in the idol schools all over the country, and there are no limits on the units who may participate.

To delight the visitors who come to the school, the units in the school will welcome them with handmade chocolates and songs. That is Chocolat Festival.

Anzu, could you understand from that explanation, I wonder?

Then, there was some value in me explaining it.

The planning and management of it is to be left up to the teachers and students, but it is not the case that there is no work for you as a producer.

I said so earlier as well, but there will be goods sales, outfit making, and chocolate making to do. Anzu, you are particularly good at cooking, there is no need to worry, I believe, but...

Before, you gave us honeyed lemons as a gift, right? Those were very delicious.

They were so good that they could rival the honeyed lemons that my grandmother made, you know.

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No matter what it is, Hokke always brings out the “grandma” topic, doesn’t he~ I bring up the topic of Daikichi a lot, too, so we’re even, though.♪

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I wish you would not treat my grandmother the same as a dog, but… Well, whatever. At any rate, I want to have you participate in the chocolate making, as well.

… I see. You will accept? Thank you, Anzu.

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If Anzu is with us, that’s worth a hundred people, isn’t it~♪ I... like to eat, but I don’t really like to make stuff.

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I’m telling you, it’s not good for you to just rely on Anzu, you know. I’m having Anzu come in in a support role, but the one to actually make them will be us.

If not, the feelings of gratitude in it will fade, right?

My grandma said that no matter how weirdly shaped they are, there is nothing as joyful as foods made with one’s heart.

…When I was little, I made the ohagi[1] that were my grandmother’s favorite.

However, perhaps I made a mistake in the portions of the regular rice and the mochigome[2], but they would not ball up well, and turned into a sticky mess.

And there was not enough anko[3]. With those unsightly ohagi before me...

I was quite certain that I could not give them to my grandmother, and tried to throw them away in the garbage can. And then…

My grandmother ate the ohagi from my hand. Then, she told me they were very delicious.

Of course, the chocolates we give to the visitors...

It is not the case that they can be unsightly, you know, but if we give them chocolates that do not contain our hearts, I am sure that it will not resonate in their hearts.

It is the same as singing and dancing. If you do not sing with the feeling that you want to make your audience happy, it will not resonate in their hearts. …There is nothing as empty as that, is there?

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Yeah. Maybe it’s like you said, Hokke.

I want to make our audience happy with our singing and our dancing. In that, chocolate making is the same, isn’t it?

Alright. So that we can have the visitors realize that our unit is the number one most sparkly shining like a star unit...

We have to do our best in chocolate making, as well, don’t we? ☆

  1. Ohagi are sweet rice balls with anko, sesame, and sesame flour.
  2. Mochigome is a type of sticky rice grain used to make mochi as well as other traditional dishes and sweets.
  3. Anko is a type of red bean paste often found in traditional Japanese sweets.
Translation: Looks after rainbows
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