Writer: 日日日 (Akira)
Rebellion - 34
Location: In Front of Auditorium
Subaru Akehoshi School Dialogue Render

We're here~☆

Oh, perfect! It looks like the dream fes hasn't started yet, doesn't it~?

Transfer Student, over here, over here ♪ You can't get in to watch an official dream fes without checking in, so we're gonna head to the reception first to get our student handbooks stamped!

Whoa, the transfer student is about to get swept away by the crowd...

Don't go disappearing on me again~ I'll hold your hand! It's over here, follow me~☆

Hm~ The audience turnout seems fairly good. Apparently this dream fes is an S2. S2's are pretty standard official matches limited to students only.

All of us students at Yumenosaki Academy are able to watch official dream festivals for free.

There's a lot to be learned watching other people's dream festivals, so they usually bring in a pretty good crowd of students, you know~?

You get your student handbook stamped whenever you watch a dream fes, so you have a record of what you've seen. It's set up in a way that the unit you vote for gets recorded too.

To tell the truth, this'll affect your grades.

If you watch a lot of matches, you'll be evaluated as a "motivated" student. They'll also decide whether or not you have good taste by looking at the units you vote for.

'Cause of that, everyone's started voting for the student council lately because they always win.

They'll almost definitely win, so you can't go wrong with them. There's no merit in voting for a team that's gonna lose, after all.

Thanks to that, the official dream festivals have been boring lately. If the student council participates, they win for sure. You already know what's going to happen before it even begins.

What's the point of voting, or rather, what's the point of dream festivals at all~?

Still. Hokke calls 'em "fixed matches", but it's not like the student council's actually breaking the rules.

It's just inevitable and unavoidable. The student council wins because they're seen as overwhelmingly powerful, which in turn just leads to them upholding that power.

The system's stuck in this rut where the whole thing's become little more than a formality.

It seems like it will be pretty difficult to change the way things have been going, know what I mean~?

That's what we've gotta do, though. We need to make a miracle happen. I'm not about to go on living like I've already died.

I want to believe that dream festivals—no, that idols hold bigger dreams than that.

I still don't know how we'll overturn the current state of affairs, but I feel like I caught a glimpse of a bright future.

That's why I'm suuuper excited right now, Transfer Student~☆

...Oh, I didn't notice we'd already made it to the front of the line.

Transfer Student, get your student handbook out. Like a passport, there's a space for stamps that prove you participated in official dream festivals~

Have it open to that page and show it to the receptionist, okay~?

The unofficial match yesterday wasn't authorized, so this'll be your first official dream fes, right, Transfer Student~?

Let's go get your very first stamp, one to remember ☆

Hajime Shino School Dialogue Render

Next person, please~♪

Subaru Akehoshi School Dialogue Render

Oh? Shinonon!

Hajime Shino School Dialogue Render

Akehoshi-senpai, you really came to see us, after all...♪

Subaru Akehoshi School Dialogue Render

I keep my promises~ Wait, why're you out here manning the door? Shinonon, you're participating in the dream fes as a member of your unit, aren't you?

Hajime Shino School Dialogue Render

Yes. This is another one of my on-campus part-time jobs, so I'm working as a receptionist.

I get to see what sort of people will be in the audience watching us, so I actually learn a lot from it. I also can earn funds for our activities, so this job is full of merits...♪

Subaru Akehoshi School Dialogue Render

You're a hard worker, aren't you, Shinonon? I'm impressed. You're such a good kid ♪

Hajime Shino School Dialogue Render

Ehehe, poverty leaves no leisure. It takes funds to even participate in a dream fes, so if I don't at least earn that much, we won't make up what it costs.

There's a reward for winning the dream fes, but there's no guarantee we'll win.

Subaru Akehoshi School Dialogue Render

Okay, but still, at least for your own dream fes matches, instead of working away... Wouldn't it be better if you had meetings with your partners or did a dress rehearsal or something?

Hajime Shino School Dialogue Render

You're completely right, but this is how I am. I like to work. I get nervous before going up on stage, so having something to keep me occupied helps put me at ease.

Subaru Akehoshi School Dialogue Render

Is that so? I never get nervous at all, so I don't really get it, but...

Hajime Shino School Dialogue Render

I guess so. You really are amazing, Akehoshi-senpai...♪

Subaru Akehoshi School Dialogue Render

No, I'm not. You've got more experience as a member of your unit than I do as a member of mine, Shinonon. My unit still hasn't participated in a dream fes yet.

You're the one making the effort to go challenge yourself with dream festivals, so I think you're the amazing one, Shinonon. I'm really, really rooting for you! Do your best today~☆

Hajime Shino School Dialogue Render

Yes, I'll do my very best. Thank you so much~ I can't really do anything other than try my best, so I'm always thinking that I have to give it all I've got.

Akehoshi-senpai, if you'd like, please come visit us backstage in the green room later too.

I'd like to introduce you the other members of my unit and show you the brand new outfits we just had made~♪

Subaru Akehoshi School Dialogue Render

Really? Can I? I'll go, I'll go! Transfer Student, do you wanna come too?

Hajime Shino School Dialogue Render

Is the person with you a girl? Umm, today's dream fes is an S2, so having an ordinary person enter would be a little...

Or is she from the normal student division? Oh, but that isn't our academy's uniform, is it...?

Subaru Akehoshi School Dialogue Render

Ah, she's a transfer student. Apparently that's the uniform from the school she went to before. She only just transferred in, so she doesn't have Yumenosaki's uniform yet~

I guess maybe you didn't hear about it yet. They just made a new "producer track" or something like that? So this transfer student is the first student in that division!

Hajime Shino School Dialogue Render

I see, I've heard rumors about it. So you really are a girl. It caught me a little off guard. I'm very sorry!

If you're a student here, then of course it's no problem to let you in. Here, I'll stamp it, so would you please hold out your handbook for me~?

Please enjoy our dream fes, Producer-san ♪

Translation: Linnæus
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