|Writer: 日日日 (Akira)|
|Location: Soundproof Lesson Room|
...Hey, Makoto. Do you know this guy?
...I told you, a while ago, I was caught up with 'a kinda troublesome person'.
So, this is that person. One of the members of Knights, the strongest unit in Yumenosaki Academy... Izumi Sena-san.
It's been a while; why did he come to pick on me~?
Heey, can you not mumble between yourselves? Soo annoying!
Don't be so cold, I just came to cheer on my cute underclassman. 'Cause you've been running away, Yuu-kun. How terrible, I'm hurt~♪
Just this once, I thought I'd give you some advice. I don't know why you're so determined, but...
Since Yuu-kun has zero talent, it's useless working so hard as an idol, so why don't you just quit already?
Yuu-kun, your only merit is your appearance. How about you get rid of those ugly glasses, hopes, and dreams, and go back to being a model?
I mean, quitting without telling me... Everyone is sad, suffering, and inconvenienced. There's no real excuse for that, don't you think?
A guy who just runs from his problems will never do anything successfully. Haven't I been saying this over and over again?
Come back. You look beautiful, because Yuu-kun was given just one gift from God.
You abandoned that, to do something nobody wanted you to do. Isn't that a waste of your life and your gift?
You don't need a heart to model. You don't need dreams or wishes. You don't need friends...
You just need to be beautiful, and the old Yuu-kun was beautiful?
Now, I can't even bear to see you. You're a disappointment, I'm let down.
But, it's not too late. Stop playing around, and come back to the modeling world?
Yuu-kun is a 'beautiful puppet', dressed up and dazzling. When a puppet begins to move of its own will, it's disgusting, isn't it?
...I'm not playing around. I'm being serious.
No. In that place, I can't feel alive.
Trickstar, for the first time in my empty life, was something I could treasure.
I absolutely don't want to lose that.
I never want to live while my heart is dying inside, ever again.
That's fine, whatever. You won't be able to do anything, fail, and come crawling back in frustration. You can do it earlier or later, y'know?
Go ahead and waste your time, even though I warned you.
Taking a detour is fine. Even though you can't run away from my talent and your fate, you know?
Hey, you. What the hell are you trying to do, just barging in out of nowhere and giving him a piece of your mind?
I don't know your relationship with Makoto, but... he gets it, so how about you shut up?
This guy's been trying his best. Even if it isn't enough, we'll be there to fill in the gaps.
Makoto isn't 'a beautiful puppet', he's starting to live as a human being! Don't you dare get in his way!
Hmmm. Heey, you're really hot-blooded, it's annoying. Even if he tries his best, just passion won't be enough to make it in the idol industry.
Reality's cold, and when the numbers win out, his heart'll break.
When you've learned your lesson, hurry up and come back. You're always welcome, Yuu-kun.
...Even though I thought you were like a younger brother...
Izumi-san.. just said what he wanted to say, and left...?
What's up with that guy? What did he want?
I have no idea. Well, it looks like Knights won't be participating in S1. They're not our enemies, but they're not our friends either.
We don't have to worry about unnecessary stuff. We'll work hard and do our best.
Whether we like it or not, S1 will be held in a week. That'll be a crucial moment for us.
On the big stage, we'll show him that your choice wasn't a mistake. Right, Makoto?