|Writer: 日日日 (Akira)|
What are you doing all alone in a dark place like this?
The Transfer Student... was worried about you, you know. She said that even when she called out to you, you didn't even move a finger. What's wrong? What happened?
It isn't like you, you know. To get so down like that...
Somehow it looks like you were observing the Dream Fes, but did you see something shocking there, or something?
Talk to me about it. We're comrades, right? When you aren't smiling, we don't know what to do, either. You are... a star of the brightest magnitude that shines down upon us.
Mrgh, don't cling to me, it's irritating. Really, what happened, Akehoshi? Your demeanor is different from usual. It's strange, you know?
Ye~ah. At the Dream Fes today, something happened, didn't it? To be sure, S2s are...
For official Dream Festivals, a video is put up on a site restricted to the academy's students, so should we check that?
Ummm... We came rushing out here in a panic, so I don't have anything on me but my smartphone, huh? I'm sorry if the screen is small and hard to see, okay?
I guess the site is congested on the day of a Dream Fes, after all, isn't it...? It's taking a lo~ng time to load up.
Even though it's supposed to be a site restricted to students only, it seems as though there's a surprising amount of access from outside, doesn't it?
The one in charge of the broadcasting today, it wasn't Nito-senpai, was it? The editing feels a bit weak. And the audio is crackling, and all~ This is... About the level of Sengoku-kun's work, maybe...?
What are you doing? Let me see too, Yuuki.
Yeah. This is... the image is blurry and it's hard to see, but I think this might be the student council's unit. It's the vice president's Akatsuki, isn't it? Right now, they have the greatest fighting power in Yumenosaki Academy.
They're our... immediate enemy, aren't they? Did being shown that astounding, true ability make Akehoshi really feel the disparity between us and become discouraged... maybe?
I don't think that Akehoshi is a willpower-less person who would falter from something of that degree, though.
However, it's as expected of Akatsuki, isn't it? They have presence. They have such great force that you wouldn't think that they were just a three-person unit.
It's as if it's a full orchestra performance. Compared to Akatsuki, our regular idol performance somewhat looks like "playing pretend", doesn't it?
I suppose the one who stands out is Akatsuki's ringleader, the vice president of the student council... Hasumi Keito.
The vice president... makes no mistakes. There are absolutely no slip-ups. It's a perfect performance and song.
He's a similar type to me, but in every aspect, he is remarkably more advanced and refined than I. To be honest, it's captivating.
Like you, he's stiff, though, isn't he, Hidaka-kun? The vice president... he doesn't even show a smile, you know.
But rather, you feel his determined air. So much so that it's a bit scary, you know. Feels like he is a professional?
There is someone even scarier in Akatsuki, you know.
If the vice president is a well-polished blade... then there is a legend who wields it boldly and wildly.
Although he is Akatsuki's No. 2, he is honored as the strongest in the academy, Kiryu Kuro.
As would be expected of the strongest in the academy, he has inhuman physical ability and power.
Akatsuki's performances could be called somewhat subdued, but... Kiryu-senpai's fierce movements set the pace.
In the traditional arts, such as in Kabuki, it appears as though they are not moving, but the truth is that it requires tremendous physical strength and endurance "not to move".
Kiryu-senpai can come to a complete standstill, and then when the time does come to move, he has a brilliance to him.
He is... the greatest physical performer. The vice president, too, does well to control Kiryu-senpai, as he is. As long as these two are together, there won't be a single chance to get the jump on them, will there?
And then, supporting those top two from the shadows, there is a person of merit.
Akatsuki's only second-year member, Kanzaki Souma.
He's our classmate, isn't he? He was a member of the vice president's unit? Even though he's a strange person that's hard to handle, it seems that the vice president is skillfully managing him.
While Kanzaki also has outstanding physical ability, he devotes himself to assisting his seniors, absolutely never drawing attention to himself.
Obedient and sincere, he serves the vice president with a loyalty like steel.
Just from hearing that Akatsuki focuses on traditional arts, you would only get the impression that they are conservative and plain, but...
They are a group of three with a perfect ruler, an invincible commander-in-chief, and a young samurai like a loyal demon.
They are stronger than I imagined, you know. Enough so to give me the shivers.
If Akehoshi saw this performance of Akatsuki's up close, it wouldn't be impossible that he was overwhelmed.
Even I, who just saw it in a video, am struck with fear.
That's not it.
I don't care about Akatsuki or whatever. Since I already knew that the student council was powerful. I wouldn't be surprised at this point, you know. The problem is what came after.
After that was hell.