|Writer: 日日日 (Akira)|
|Location: Garden Terrace|
|Gosh. Now I’m all tired out. I hate sweating this much.|
|Ahaha. Good work…. or would it be strange to say that? I’ve made some tea, so please have some♪|
|Why, thank you. How sweet of you~ All that running made me thirsty.|
|I figured as much, so I made sure it’s at a drinkable temperature. The flavor is a bit weaker now because of that, so I’ll prepare it again at the proper temperature later.
There’s milk and sugar here if you need it, so please help yourself.
Personally, I think the flavor is best enjoyed as-is, but these tea leaves have a rather strong bitterness to them.
However, it’s good for relieving fatigue. It’s kind of like a Chinese herbal medicine, so it’s a little expensive.
Ah, I’ll bring out some snacks, as well. I believe we have the ones that Ritsu-senpai made….♪
|I’ll pass on Ritsu-chan’s sweets. I’ve heard that they taste good, but they just look so…. Don’t you have any normal sweets?|
|Ah, then how about macarons? ♪
The president put them here saying I could eat them, but they look so expensive, I’ve only managed to eat a couple. There’s still a lot left.
|Are you sure it’s okay for me to have them, then? I feel kind of bad with you showing me all this hospitality.
I just wanted to have a little break since I was tired.
It’s very nice of you. I wouldn’t expect a phantom thief to be treated this way by the detectives that captured him…. Now, Mitsuru-chan, could you not climb onto my lap like that?
|Ahem. Now you can’t move~ No more running, okay?|
|Alright, I won’t run anymore. Now would you please stop moving so much while you’re on top of me? The tea’s going to spill, you know?|
|Nope. It’s because you won’t give us the “stolen item” even after I caught you. So until you hand over what you stole, I’m gonna keep torturing you like this~♪|
|Hm, a rather cute way of torturing someone. Anyway, chasing after the criminal and using torture to extract the truth once you’ve caught them….
That’s really not something a detective would do.
Anyway, we’re calling it the “stolen item,” but it’s not like we actually stole it.
It’s bad for our reputation, so could you please stop saying it’s stolen in such a loud voice?
|You’re complaining too much, Arashi-chan-senpai! You’re the one that did something bad, so you should be on your best behavior right now!
Why’d you steal the treasure?! You’re making all the nice ladies across the country cry!
|You’re really getting into this. Are you having that much fun with this “game of pretend”? But regardless, unfortunately for you, I can’t give you the “stolen item” even if I wanted to.
Hmhmm. Didn’t you find it odd how I was so easily caught? I made sure to hide the “stolen item” in its proper hiding spot as I was running♪
|Ehh, when’d you do that?! You’re a sneaky one, Arashi-chan-senpai.|
|You’re just all too dull, it almost makes me worry. Is it really alright for this team to be so careless?
Well, not that it matters much with these peaceful times now.
Well, anyway. Rather than taking the phantom thieves down by force or some other violent method like that….
Go and find the “stolen item” by using the “Mystery Stage” like you’re supposed to.
|Right. Well, that’s pretty much a given. There’s just no taking shortcuts, huh.|
|Translation: Enstars Translations|