Writer: 日日日 (Akira)
Rainbow - Chapter 10
Location: Garden Terrace
Hokuto Hidaka School Dialogue Render

Tori Himemiya School Dialogue Render

W-What’s… with that face? You got a problem with me!? Glaring at me won’t get you anywhere! I’m not scared of you! Boo!

Hokuto Hidaka School Dialogue Render

No… I’m just bothered that Fushimi has been standing behind you silently since a while ago.

Tori Himemiya School Dialogue Render

Eh, Yuzuru?

Heheh, is that supposed to be a ploy to scare me?

I went through great troubles to shake him off, you know! Why would Yuzuru be here!?

Yuzuru Fushimi School Dialogue Render

Tori Himemiya School Dialogue Render

Gyo!? Eek, I feel a chill creeping up my back! Eh? You mean Yuzuru’s really there? Behind me? Tell me it’s a lie!

Yuzuru Fushimi School Dialogue Render

Goodness gracious. Even if it broke my heart, I decided to let you run around to cultivate your budding independency, Bocchama, but…

I didn’t think I would find you in such an unsightly state, insulting another person with such dirty words…

…Yuzuru is deeply disappointed, Bocchama.

Tori Himemiya School Dialogue Render

E–Ee—EEEEK!? Yuzuru is really heeeeere!?

Yuzuru Fushimi School Dialogue Render

Fufu. Dear oh dear, why are you raising such a boorish voice, Bocchama? …It’s very uncouth. Aah, it must be because you are hungry.

If so, allow me to serve you this lunch box I prepared for you, packed with your favorite carrots and green peppers…

Please, feast on it as you will, and do not forget to chew♪

Tori Himemiya School Dialogue Render

N-No! I hate green peppers! The color, the taste, the smell, everything!

Yuzuru Fushimi School Dialogue Render

Sometimes, it is necessary to swallow your hate in order to live on. This goes for boxed lunches and human relationships.

Fufu, well then… I believe that wrapped up this discussion nicely. You must allow us to excuse ourselves. I apologize for any trouble my young master caused you, Hidaka-sama.

Hokuto Hidaka School Dialogue Render

Right… I don’t really get it, but don’t be too mean to Himemiya.

Grandma says that we must be kind to little children.

Yuzuru Fushimi School Dialogue Render

Oh my, mean? You jest. I, Yuzuru, am always brimming with deep love for Bocchama.

Tori Himemiya School Dialogue Render

Lies! His eyes aren’t smiling at all! He’s gonna punish me cruelly after this, claiming it’s for my ‘education’!

You’ve been getting on your high horse lately! You used to do whatever I told you!

Uwaaaaaan! Someone, help! There’s a slave rebellion here~!

Yuzuru Fushimi School Dialogue Render

I am not a slave. …I bid you farewell then, Hidaka-sama. Let us meet again♪

Hokuto Hidaka School Dialogue Render

Ah, right… See you, Fushimi.

Yuzuru Fushimi School Dialogue Render

Yes – and hopefully, next time will be a battlefield♪

Hokuto Hidaka School Dialogue Render

…They’re gone. W-What was that?

Himemiya’s a freshman and Fushimi’s a transfer student who joined us this year… so I still don’t grasp what sort of people they are.

…Oh. You came over, Transfer student? It was nothing; I don’t fully understand but Fushimi put on the brakes before any trouble broke out.

Fufu. Himemiya’s voice reached all the way to your place, huh?

…I’m expressionless, so I might’ve seemed unfazed there, but in truth, I’m surprised I managed to keep myself under check.

Traitor, huh. He was right; that was such a fair criticism I couldn’t find a way to object.

I betrayed Trickstar then betrayed fine.

Opportunistically shifting between places that benefit me more… I was convinced that I’d put thought into the decision and made the right choice—

But when I saw Himemiya, who got hurt because of me, I felt a sting in my chest. I guess we can’t lie to our hearts…

This uneasiness will probably stay with me for a while.

If only I was as skillful as buchou, capable of tricking not just my surroundings but also myself…

…or maybe that person broods too, without letting others know.

Well, anyway, let’s direct our attention to the current problem. I want to discuss strategy with you over a light meal, do you mind?

…Nn? What is that – candy? Are you giving that to me, Transfer student?

Fufu. Sweet things are good for stress… is it? I’ll gratefully take it, then. Your kindness really saves me.

(munch) …It’s been a while since I had candy. Probably since I was a clueless little child.

I don’t buy sweets of my own accord, you see.

Do you always have them with you, Transfer Student? I’ve heard girls love sweets… am I wrong?

You found it in your bag? Someone gave it to you a little while ago?

Hmm. So you received it from 2-B’s Kagehira when you two worked together on a campus part-time job?

Kagehira… Valkyrie. It’s been a while since I heard that name.

Him, Oogami, Sakasaki…

I wonder if those guys who shared the same – or at least a similar – position with me last year are happy with our revolution?

Do they… think that we’ve done well, feel happy that we took revenge on the student council in their place?

Was there truly value in what we’ve done?

During quiet times like now, I can’t help but ponder over these things…

I believe that I can overcome any adversary if you guys are with me.

But the direction we must take is still so hazy; I fear I’ll end up unable to take a single step if I let my guard down.

Translation: Kotofucius
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