|Writer: 日日日 (Akira)||Requirement: Unlock in (Lonely Junior) Hajime Shino's Idol Road|
|Season: Summer (夏)||Location: Garden Terrace|
|Akehoshi-senpai has been distant lately.|
|Okay, no point in telling us that, Haa-kun…?|
|How very interesting. Let us hear more, Hajime-kun.|
|Darn, Ecchan took the bait.|
|Yes… Um, you two know Akehoshi-senpai, I assume.|
He’s so cheeky and adorable, Subaru-kun… He was a truly unexpected dig. I wish I’d claimed him before anyone.
|Aah, that noisy guy who often hangs around Maa-kun…?|
Yes. So, umm, sometimes, I’d find myself together with Akehoshi-senpai for my campus part time jobs.
He’s so cool; always smiling, always so bright. He’s my aspiration.
I want to become just like Akehoshi-senpai… ♪
|What about me? Don’t you admire me? Don’t you want to become like me?|
|Fufu. Of course, I’d love to become like you too, President~… ♪|
|Haa-kun, there’s no need to agree to everything Ecchan says. You’re just inflating his ego.|
|Eh~ But this is really how I feel…♪|
|Hajime-kun, how about I pour tea for us now? I got my hands on some good tea leaves~♪|
|Ah, I left the sweets I made during lunch break in the refrigerator, so… if you’re going to prepare the tea, go get those too, Ecchan.|
|Eh~… Ritsu-kun, the sweets you make always have such grotesque shapes; I fear it’s going to ruin the elegant tea time feel we have going, so I’d rather not.|
|I knew you’d say that, so I did my best to make them look normal. Stop mumbling and go get them already. We need snacks to go along with tea, right?|
|Sure, sure. They say one should take advantage of anything that stands, including their parents, but you should move on your own sometimes. You’re alive, and born into a healthy body.|
|Ugh~ I get where you’re coming from, but I can’t find the energy…|
|Fufu. Are you lacking sleep again, Ritsu-senpai? You have bags under your eyes~|
Mn~ Lately I’ve been awake during the day…
It’s fine though, since when I need to get on stage, Secchan and Nacchan would cover these for me with makeup.
|Fufu. Ritsu-kun, Sena-kun calls you Kuma-kun, doesn’t he? You’re Kuma-kun, so you have bags – kuma – under your eyes…♪|
|Lame… Wow, I can’t believe we’re closing into summer and the sheer lameness of your joke managed to give me the chills.|
|Fufu, you love puns, don’t you, President? The way you always say such witty things impresses me, since I’m bad at talking…♪|
Remember what I said about how praising Ecchan too much is just inflating his ego?
Anyway, back on topic. So that Akehoshi guy has been cold to you lately, is it, Haa-kun?
Ah, no. It’s not that he’s been cold towards me.
But Akehoshi-senpai hasn’t been taking campus part time jobs lately, it seems. There’s been fewer and fewer chances for me to see him… I’m lonely.
|Mn~ Trickstar’s been on the rise, so aren’t they just too busy for anything?|
They must be, huh…?
He’s become much, much harder to approach than he used to. Even when I encounter him on the hallway, it can be hard to bring myself to say hello.
Until a while ago, he would give me a hug whenever we met, but nowadays, he just seems so preoccupied…
That even if we get to chat sometimes, he’ll just exchange a few words with me then go away.
I know someone like me shouldn’t wish to keep Akehoshi-senpai all to myself. But I can’t hide that it makes me lonely… I’m being so selfish.
Nuh-huh. Haa-kun, you’re too meek, so you can be more selfish like that once in a while.
Good kids who doubtlessly listen to whatever they’re told are sometimes considered a bore, you know.
Maa-kun’s the same type as you…
He can be so overly docile that I try to get a rise out of him sometimes, but whatever I say, he just laughs it all off. It’s so worrying.
Almost makes me wonder if I don’t actually matter to him…
And he used to be so cute, too~ Calling me like “Ricchan, Ricchan♪” and seeing only me.
Fufu. It seems you two have a lot on your minds, so I’ve prepared some herbal tea to relieve your stress.
The have quite the unique aftertaste, though, which may dampen the sweetness of your snacks, Ritsu-kun.
It’s fine~ The quality of my sweets won’t get any less perfect just because of some tea Ecchan makes.
They can be eaten at any condition. They’re the masterpieces of a first-class patissiere – me ♪
|Sure, except you’re an idol and not a patissiere? Haven’t you been confusing the sort of character you are, recently?|
Anyway, Ecchan. You should give Haa-kun some kind of advice, too. Apparently my study in human psychology is lacking, since I don’t understand.
Fufu. Then I’ll also share some of my wisdom.
If I remember correctly, Subaru-kun loves things that sparkle, doesn’t he?
How about decorating your uniform with colorful light bulbs from top to toe, then approach him while they shine? Surely he won’t be able to resist you.
|I see… That’s very helpful, President.|
|No no, that’s just gonna make you look like a weirdo~…|
Fufu. But I meant it; it’s a lot of help. I realize now that just complaining that Akehoshi-senpai hasn’t been paying attention to me, complaining that I’m lonely, will get me nowhere.
The change needs to be from myself. I’ll have to work hard and appeal myself to him, so he will talk to me.
That’s what you wanted to say, right President…?♪
|That’s absolutely right. You’re such a perceptive boy to be able to grasp the essence of things, Hajime-kun.|
|No no. You’re definitely just making things up as you go, Ecchan. It’s written all over your face. You’re getting a kick out of this, even though Haa-kun is seriously troubled.|
Fufu. But I can’t help being so pleased that my head refuses to work like usual…
After all, Hajime-kun just put his faith in us and revealed his worries.
It’s such an honor to know you’ve opened your heart to me.
If anything ever troubles you again in the future, feel free to rely on me.
|And on me. You’re always taking care of me, Haa-kun, and as your upperclassman in the Tea Club… as the older guy, your Onii-chan, I’m willing to look after you too.|
Thank you very much. I’m very happy; I must be so blessed…♪
All right! I’ll work hard. First of all, the next time I see Akehoshi-senpai, I’ll immediately light up my lightstick!
Out of all my possessions, that gives off the most sparkle…☆
|Right, thanks to a certain someone, your effort’s gone off to a weird direction, but go for it anyway~…♪|
|Yes, I also support you from the heart, Hajime-kun.|
|Thank you very much~! Ehehe, it’s like I’ve really gained reliable older brothers…♪|