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Writer: 日日日 (Akira)
Rainbow - Chapter 37
Location: Rooftop
12 years ago
Jin Sagami 3rd Year School Dialogue Render

Akiomi Kunugi 1st Year School Dialogue Render

Sagami-senpai! I saw the tokusatsu show this morning!

The featuring of the Sagami Jin seems to be growing into a hot topic! The fan sites are really heating up and —

Jin Sagami 3rd Year School Dialogue Render

Akiomi Kunugi 1st Year School Dialogue Render

…Senpai? Can you please answer? Am I annoying you?

? This smell – it can’t be…!?

Jin Sagami 3rd Year School Dialogue Render

Akiomi Kunugi 1st Year School Dialogue Render

Hold on! What do you think you’re doing, Sagami-senpai!? You disappoint me!

All this time, I hung onto the belief that those magazine articles were mistaken! But to think I’d catch you smoking-----!

Y-You’re just about to go on a children’s tokusatsu show, right!? That won’t be good for their education! No, in the first place, idols who smoke are…!?

Jin Sagami 3rd Year School Dialogue Render

…Ooi, Akiyan. Stop having weird misunderstandings; don’t you ever get tired panicking all the time?

Akiomi Kunugi 1st Year School Dialogue Render

Wh-Who do you think is causing me to be this emotionally unstable!?

Jin Sagami 3rd Year School Dialogue Render

Eh~? You mean it’s my fault? You guys are the ones making a fuss over my every action, right?

Akiomi Kunugi 1st Year School Dialogue Render

Uukh. I wish I could say something that haughty too…

You’re absolutely right; you are a super idol that nobody can avert their eyes from. So please, pay more attention to your words and actions.

You are the miracle this stagnant business has long awaited.

The miracle, hope, and dream; so please don’t let it all go to waste by your own hand.

Jin Sagami 3rd Year School Dialogue Render

You’re making me feel like Sup*rman here… That’s what you say now, but you’ll turn on me the moment I become a liability to showbusiness, won’t you?

Akiomi Kunugi 1st Year School Dialogue Render

…If it comes to that, I will protect you even if it means putting my life on the line, Sagami-senpai.

Jin Sagami 3rd Year School Dialogue Render

Ahaha. As if you’d even make for a decent shield.

… You’re a pretty good guy, so you should become happy. Don’t ever get dragged down and lose your job with me; I won’t be able to sleep soundly at night if that happens.

Akiomi Kunugi 1st Year School Dialogue Render

Why? Do you have plans to lose your job in the near future? I smell smoke, but you aren’t actually smoking, are you?

Jin Sagami 3rd Year School Dialogue Render

Nope. It’s fall, so I was roasting sweet potatoes. See? I did this with my family all the time back in grade school.

With the inpatients too. I just got a rush of nostalgia all of a sudden.

Akiomi Kunugi 1st Year School Dialogue Render

Reaally? I think I smell something other than sweet potatoes…?

Rather than that – I know you’re pretty much here all the time, Sagami-senpai, but the rooftop is actually off-limits, okay? There’s also the risk of a fire breaking out, so be careful.

Plus, the magazine companies are starving for gossip lately, you know. I fear they’re going to write ‘Super Idol Sagami Jin, kindling a flame on his school’s roof!?’ about you.

Jin Sagami 3rd Year School Dialogue Render

Kindling a flame. Haha. They wouldn’t be lying.

Akiomi Kunugi 1st Year School Dialogue Render

Yes. That’s their usual trick. And they’ll attach misleading pictures just to make it all the more convincing.

Add some sensational caption, and they’ll be able to sell as many copies as they desire.

Jin Sagami 3rd Year School Dialogue Render

You’re a mannerly kid for the most part, so why are you so sharp toward magazines and just magazines? Did something awful happen to you as a gravure model or something?

Akiomi Kunugi 1st Year School Dialogue Render

Hmph. Well, there were as many awful things as stars in the sky. No, there are.

They used to praise me as ‘An incarnation of beauty that came down from the heavens! but the moment I converted to being an idol, they started insulting me and making me into a bad guy.

Keeping a credible writing style all the while. Well, it’s true I haven’t produced any results, so I can’t argue…

But that’s what makes it all the more frustrating to me.

Jin Sagami 3rd Year School Dialogue Render

Then stop reading those articles; they don’t matter.

…Haven’t we both been great moneymakers for the press, though? Why go out of their way to publish articles that put us down despite that?

Akiomi Kunugi 1st Year School Dialogue Render

Because it sells better that way – why else? Magazine companies never spare a thought for the big picture or the idol industry.

Anything goes if it’ll give them better sales. They’re insects, worms.

Jin Sagami 3rd Year School Dialogue Render

You really become harsh when it comes to magazines, Akiyan.

You just affirm me 100% whatever I do… so I’m glad, actually, to know that even you have something you hate; makes you feel more human.

Akiomi Kunugi 1st Year School Dialogue Render

What does that even mean? …Oops, I ended up getting lost in conversation like always.

I have business, actually; the members of Ryuuseitai were looking for you.

I’m sure it’s because you’re cast in a well-known tokusatsu show now, Sagami-senpai. Maybe they want to earn some benefits from your fame?

Ryuuseitai is a group relying on the concept of being heroes of justice. I think they want to attract fans by inviting a real hero onto their stage.

Jin Sagami 3rd Year School Dialogue Render

Nah, I’m not a real hero either. I act like one on TV…

But the ideals and pretty words spoken there are read out from a script.

I doubt anybody believes it, even in the studio. It’s all just lip service the dirty adults cooked up to fool brats who can’t see reality for what it is yet.

Akiomi Kunugi 1st Year School Dialogue Render

No… I heard tokusatsu shows have found a wider audience recently, with adults growing to be able to enjoy them too.

That’s why an ikemen idol like Sagami-senpai has been added to the cast.

Jin Sagami 3rd Year School Dialogue Render

Ikemen idol, he says… If you ask me, it’s not the genre becoming mature but everybody mentally de-aging.

And so, squealing over kiddie stuff.

Akiomi Kunugi 1st Year School Dialogue Render

Fufu. Sharp-tongued as ever…

But please don’t ever say that in front of your audience. If it gets unbearable, you can vent to me to loosen up.

Everybody sees a dream in you. Even if that may be against your wishes…

I’m here to listen anytime, so don’t escape to smoking as a distraction.

Jin Sagami 3rd Year School Dialogue Render

I told you I wasn’t smoking, I was roasting sweet potatoes. …There. Want one, Akiyan?

Akiomi Kunugi 1st Year School Dialogue Render

I don’t, it’ll make me fat. The magazines will make me into another showy headline: ‘The Sparkling Prince, Fattens Like a Pig After Becoming an Idol!?’

Jin Sagami 3rd Year School Dialogue Render

I think you worry too much~ Y’know, you look like somebody who’ll go bald with age.

Akiomi Kunugi 1st Year School Dialogue Render

I won’t! Geez, I am speaking seriously here… It feels like you’re glossing over it, you know?

Translation: Kotofucius
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