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Writer: 西岡麻衣子 (Nishioka Maiko)
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Location: Meeting Space in Coffee Lounge "COCHI"
Rinne Amagi Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

Hey, Kohaku-chan? Why did you choose this job?

Kohaku Oukawa Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

Huh? Look closely. The client for this job is a major advertising firm. So regardless of whether there’s a reason to take on this job or not, there shouldn’t be anythin’ speakin’ against it.

Rinne Amagi Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

If the only reason you chose this job is ‘cause it’s got a bigtime client, it’s no good at all. Zero points.

Kohaku Oukawa Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

Hah?

HiMERU Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

--Oukawa. If it’s such a good job, then how come no one took it on and it still remains posted?

If the conditions for the job were that good, HiMERU thinks everyone would scramble to take it on.

Niki Shiina Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

And the pay isn’t that great either… Since they’re such a major company, how should I put it… They must be real stingy or something.

Kohaku Oukawa Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

Uguh…

Rinne Amagi Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

Well, there you have it.

And look at the other companies involved in that job. They’re all complete small fries.

In terms of influence, it’s “one strong, many weak”. Well, they probably set it up like that on purpose.

That big time firm’s got a monopoly there, so the best you can hope for at that job is to be chewed up and spat out by ‘em, and then tossed into the trash.

Kohaku Oukawa Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

Uuu… --T-then! How about that one!? There should be nothin’ to criticize about the payment for that one!?

Rinne Amagi Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

That one’s out of the question. If we took it, we’d barely get any screen time, and it’s got basically no merits for us whatsoever.

Kohaku Oukawa Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

Ugugu…

HiMERU Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

--Oukawa. Finding a profitable job is always difficult the first time around. HiMERU believes you can put this experience to good use next time.

Niki Shiina Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

Well, yeah. They say failure is a something-or-other to success, right. Cooks figure out the right amount of seasoning through trial and error, too.

Isn’t it just the worst when a recipe calls for “a pinch” of something?

Rinne Amagi Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

You two are too soft on him. Soft and fluffy like a marshmallow!

Kohaku-chan. Earlier, if you had given me a good reason as to why you chose that job, I would’ve been fine with takin’ it on, you know?

But from what you told me -- You only chose it ‘cause it “happened to be there”.

Kohaku Oukawa Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

T-that ain’t true…

Rinne Amagi Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

In that case, can you still throw your chest out and say with pride that you took it on? If you can’t, then I won’t acknowledge that you “took on a job”!

Kohaku Oukawa Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

………..

Rinne Amagi Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

Use your head. If you don’t make use of your brain and your heart, they’ll grow rusty. Before long, you’ll be unable to distinguish between anythin’ at all.

And that couldn’t even be called “livin’”. You’d just be existin’ while breathin’, that’s it.

There’s tons of people who want to use guys like that. In this world it’s eat or be eaten after all.

So quit renouncin’ your ability to think.

Otherwise you’ll really end up being used as some big bad grown-ups’ doll, got it? --Like a certain someone.

Kohaku Oukawa Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

………..

HiMERU Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

--Amagi. Don’t you think you went a little bit too far?

Rinne Amagi Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

Well, whatever. Think it over, Kohaku-chan.

Niki Shiina Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

Huh? Where are you going, Rinne-kun?

Rinne Amagi Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

The mood’s all ruined now. I’m gonna go play some pachinko or somethin’. See ya!

Niki Shiina Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

Huh!? Hey wait, Rinne-ku~n? ...Ah, he’s gone.

Well, since that leaves the outcome of the half-finished board game undecided, it’s a lifesaver for me ♪

Kohaku Oukawa Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

………..

HiMERU Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

--Oukawa. HiMERU thinks there’s no need to let what Amagi said get to you too much.

Kohaku Oukawa Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

...Huh? Aah, I’m fine. I think what Rinne-han said was pretty reasonable.

It’s just like he said -- I only chose it because it “happened to be there”.

The reason why I kept my mouth shut was because I was thinkin’ about myself. How I reeeally wasn’t thinkin’ at all before--

Nah, maybe I’m always tryin’ to get away with bein’ like that…

Sigh… I’ve finally gained “freedom”... And yet, it’s like those stains from my past won’t fade.

I feel like I’m forever bound by somethin’ invisible, and it disgusts me.

HiMERU-han, do you have some time to spare for me? I’d like to try havin’ another look around…

HiMERU Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

--Sure, HiMERU doesn’t mind. Leaving things as they are must be frustrating, so let’s give it another shot ♪

Kohaku Oukawa Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

Thank you kindly. Alright, I’ll go search once again from the top.

Niki Shiina Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

Hmm. Well, both Rinne-kun and Kohaku-chan left, so should we tidy up and disperse?

How rare of Rinne-kun to say such decent stuff, though~. When he’s usually nothing but a tyrant.

HiMERU Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

--…......

Niki Shiina Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

Hmm? So this time HiMERU-kun’s the one lost in thought, huh.

He~y, HiMERU-ku~n?

HiMERU Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

(There was a feeling of discomfort within Amagi’s attitude, akin to a falsehood. It felt like he was putting on an act…)

(It was so slight that Oukawa and Shiina probably didn’t notice.)

(This must be what people call “a liar knows a liar”. That’s how HiMERU could sense it.)

(Thinking it over, the conclusion HiMERU arrives at is--)

Aah… Of course, so that’s how it is. Fufufu ♪

Niki Shiina Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

This time he talked to himself and burst into laughter!? That’s scary!

He~y, HiMERU-ku~n. Please stop ignoring me and snap out of it~.

HiMERU Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render

Aah, my apologies. HiMERU was lost in reverie. But it’s no good to “be so lost in thought that one forgets their surroundings”.

Niki Shiina Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render


 What’s so interesting?

HiMERU Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render


 --You see,...

--No, HiMERU will hold off on that for now. It wouldn’t be elegant to tell you. Just for today, HiMERU will accommodate that man ♪

Niki Shiina Casual Spring-Summer Live 2D Dialogue Render


 Eh. What the hell!? When you put it like that, it just makes me all the more curious~!?

Translation: Bakemonoremy
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