Writer: 日日日 (Akira)
Night of the Pleiades Monologue - 2
Location: Garden Space
(Night Sky's Weaving Star) Tsumugi Aoba Full Render

No matter how many times you return to the past and redo it, the result would not be much better than it is now.

Even if I didn’t talk to Eichi-kun that day, or even if I invited him to karaoke, or to just hang out and get in his way… It still would have changed nothing. At most, it’s the fine line between being too early or too late.

And as a result of his efforts, I think that the sad and painful aftermath has already come to pass with minimal casualties...

Well, a lot was lost since things were rushed a little too quickly, though. From this point onwards, I plan to pick up those things.

By sowing seeds into burned land, we can help with its restoration. This can at least be part of our atonement to those whom we’ve hurt.

How about you, what are you going to do?

The Five Oddballs have been subjected to great torment and have gone their separate ways, so they hardly show up at school nowadays… Only you are left behind.

Natsume Sakasaki School Dialogue Render

Don’t talk about it like you weren’t involved, it’s annoYING… Who do you think is at FAULT?

(Night Sky's Weaving Star) Tsumugi Aoba Full Render

Of course, the blame falls on us. That’s why I’m worried about you.

I’m fully aware that I am in no way qualified to even say that kind of thing, but I want to be of help to you, Natsume-kun.

Natsume Sakasaki School Dialogue Render

It’s too late NOW. I might have forgiven you if you said that sooNER. Nothing will change NOW, even if you were to apologize to my dead boDY.

(Night Sky's Weaving Star) Tsumugi Aoba Full Render

You aren’t dead, though. Weren’t you the only one whom the Five Oddballs protected with their lives? Those who survive must continue living…

That goes for you and me both. And Eichi-kun, too. Nagisa-kun and Hiyori-kun took advantage of the contract expiring, and it seems that they’re leaving the post-cleanup to us over here, to start new activities from scratch in a completely new place.

I’m not quite convinced of that set-up, and besides, I was never that capable to begin with.

The least that we can do is pull the weeds out in secret, to protect the soil of this academy where dreams blossom.[1]

If you have nothing else to do, I’d be delighted if you could help me out. You’re smart, so you’re able to dismiss things pretty quickly, but I think it would be good to mull this over.

In time, while doing doing some menial work…somehow your wounds will heal, your head will cool off, and you will be able to choose a path that you won’t come to regret.

You’re still young, and you have a long life ahead of you.

Natsume Sakasaki School Dialogue Render

Uwah, you have the nerve to act all high and mighty and preach to someone you razed to the gROUND... You truly are the lowest of the low, SENPAI.

(Night Sky's Weaving Star) Tsumugi Aoba Full Render

You’re right. If I disgust you, feel free to hit me as much as you like.

But still, preaching with an air of self-importance is still better than looking away and doing nothing, isn’t it?

Natsume Sakasaki School Dialogue Render

...I supPOSE. People have been treating me like some kind of tumor latELY, so they won’t even approach ME… After not talking to anyone for so LONG, I feel “relieved” now that I finally HAVE.

No matter what, I wouldn’t say “Thank YOU,” thOUGH.

Mm~ What should I DO… Originally, Daddy was the one who forced me to enroll into Yumenosaki AcadeMY. He told me to become a completely new fusion of a fortuneteller and an iDOL.

It was intended just as a little deTOUR; I still plan on pursuing fortune telling as a profeSSION.

“I’d hate to look like a sore loser fleeING, but maybe I should just drop out and pursue becoming a fortuneteller in earNEST.” That’s what I THOUGHT. But I was thoroughly defeated and frustraTED...

If I pursued becoming a fortune teller with my heart still broken, and faced failure aGAIN, I would have had no other place to run to anyMORE.

I’ll at least start moving again after I’ve healed a little more. While waiting, I’ll have free time since I won’t be doing anyTHING… I guess I can go along with your plans to kill my time, SENPAI.

(Night Sky's Weaving Star) Tsumugi Aoba Full Render

Uwaah, you’re really helping me out. I didn’t expect this, though… You hold a grudge against me, don’t you? And yet you choose to be with me?

Natsume Sakasaki School Dialogue Render

This is just on imPULSE. It seems that you might completely vanish if I leave you alone in your current sTATE, SENPAI…

You might lose all hope and commit suiCIDE, so someone needs to watch over yOU... You guys may be awFUL, but not an evil that should suffer while they pERISH.

I wouldn’t be able to bear the guilt, naturaLLY. Tsumugi-niisan used to play with me when we were kids, after ALL.

Besides, rather than stabbing you swiftly from behind and putting you to rest here and NOW, wouldn’t it be more painful for you if I keep you close by so that you’d always be tormented by GUILT? This is how I’m taking my reVENGE.

Be sure to live as long as you possibly can, because I will whisper rancors into your ear each and every NIGHT.

(Night Sky's Weaving Star) Tsumugi Aoba Full Render

It seems that I’ll be able to sleep soundly, then, since you have a gentle voice, Natsume-kun~

Natsume Sakasaki School Dialogue Render

...More importantLY, SENPAI, your uniform has caught FIRE.

(Night Sky's Weaving Star) Tsumugi Aoba Full Render

Eh?! Waaah, this is terrible! W-w-wh-what should I do!?

Natsume Sakasaki School Dialogue Render

Ahaha. If I hadn’t said anyTHING, you could have been consumed by flames and DIED. You don’t feel PAIN, so you probably would never have realized it even if you were on FIRE. I would have laughed at the spectaCLE, but that would be in poor TASTE.

I’ll help you OUT. You better be grateFUL and repay this debt, even if it takes your whole life to do SO.

(Night Sky's Weaving Star) Tsumugi Aoba Full Render

Ah-- Of course. Naturally, I will make it up to you, even if it takes my entire lifetime~

Natsume Sakasaki School Dialogue Render

Until death do us PART.

...What’s THIS, a propoSAL?

  1. Tsumugi puns on “Yumenosaki”
Translation: nanairo
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