|Writer: 日日日 (Akira)|
|Location: Art Museum-styled Stage|
|Hrm…. I’m kind of not expecting much.
I don’t think that a unit like “Rab*its” will be able to find the “stolen item,” the treasure that I hid so well. So why don’t you show us then, the “stolen item” you found?
You’d lose face for trying to accuse us of being the bad guys without any proof. If you want to charge us as phantom thieves, as criminals….
Then show us the proof and reasoning that leads you to think that.
Well then, Detective…. Let’s hear your reasoning, in front of this huge audience. It’s going to be humiliating for you if you get it wrong, though♪
|(My, Izumi-chan’s really gotten into it this time. He’s even thrown in a little acting. So~ cute! ♪)|
|What, Naru-kun? You got something to say?|
|No, not really? Umm, Detective, it’s not like we’re the Drama Club or anything….
And the audience wouldn’t be able to appreciate it even if you showed off, so keep it short, okay?
|Ah, right. But before that, could I just say one thing?
Narukami-senpai. You lied to us, didn’t you?
|Hm~…. Hmm, what ever could you mean? Oh, but I suppose there’s no point in feigning ignorance.
That would just be a waste of time. It looks like you’ve really figured out the truth♪
Cute little Detective. Tell me, what kind of lie did I tell?
|Earlier, before the first song started…. You said that you came to call on us on your way to hiding the “stolen item.” I thought that was kind of strange.
If you just wanted to call us, you could have done it over the phone. After all, even Anzu-san simply contacted you by calling you on her phone.
And it wasn’t because you didn’t know any of our phone numbers, either.
|Fufu. I didn’t know that Anzu-chan was watching “Ra*bits’” lesson….
Well, I can’t say that, either. Anzu-chan was the one that contacted us first.
So “Knights” learned that Anzu-chan was there with you. But we went to invite you in person because that would be the polite thing to do…. How’s that?
|Nope. You hate having to do extra work, so you wouldn’t go out of your way like that. You went because you had a specific motive~♪|
|My, and here comes the second detective. That’s right, it’s just as you said. I went there in person because I had another motive. But what could that be?|
|You wanted to misdirect us. Umm, in other words, you purposely guided our reasoning in another direction by coming to tell a lie.
Narukami-senpai, you said something like, you were going to hide the “stolen item” somewhere in the school. And on the way to doing that, you came to invite us over.
Since you said that “Knights” was rehearsing in the “Auditorium,” if you had left to hide the “stolen item”….
You were implying that you wouldn’t hide it in the “Auditorium.”
If we believed that “lie,” the “Auditiorium” would be the only place we wouldn’t look.
Being caught up by that misdirection, we wouldn’t search the “Auditorium,” or at least save it for later.
So, we came to the conclusion that actually, the “stolen item” is in the “Auditorium.”
|Hm~ The order you’re explaining this is all over the place. As it is now, I don’t know how to respond.|
|I’m sorry. Today’s my first day as a detective. Umm…. Let me elaborate a bit more.
Narukami-senpai, you probably wouldn’t have expected Mitsuru would try to chase after the phantom thief and capture him in order to steal back the “stolen item.”
You seemed genuinely panicked.
|Well, yes. Mitsuru-chan’s a really frightening kid. True idiots just make formidable foes, don’t they?|
|Um, you shouldn’t be so happy to be called an idiot….
Anyway, after you were chased down and captured by Mitsuru, you told another lie. You covered up a lie with a lie.
You told it so suddenly, it immediately sounded off to me. Narukami-senpai, you hid the “stolen item” in its proper hiding spot as you were running….
That’s what you told us, right?
Narukami-senpai, you seem pretty skillful, so at that time, I just thought, “Wow, when did he manage to do that?” But then I realized how weird that was.
Including Anzu-san, there were four of us chasing after you. At the very least, Mitsuru never took his eyes off of you.
It would’ve been impossible for you to hide the “stolen item” without a single one of us noticing.
Especially in that short period of time, and where you had originally intended to hide it, no less.
|Well, as a phantom thief, doing things without catching attention is obvious, isn’t it? But, jokes aside.|
|Right. Anyway, you pretended to secretly help us by giving us a hint when actually, you had come to lead us into a trap.
If we had gone on thinking what a good person you were without suspecting a thing….
We would never have imagined that the “stolen item” was hidden in the “Auditorium.” You really almost had us fooled.
|Translation: Enstars Translations|