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Writer: 日日日 (Akira)
Robin Hood The King and His Merry Men - 5
Location: Archery Ground
Leo Tsukinaga Archery Dialogue Render

Aww, you wanna eat some snacks too, Little John? Here, have a taste ♪

Cats really shouldn't be fed human food though, so just a little bit, 'kay?

You gotta get your nutrients and stay healthy, so you'll have enough milk to feed your babies.

Tsukasa Suou Archery Dialogue Render

This isn't too important, but... why did you name this cat Little John?

She is rather big to be called Little — her tackle was extremely painful.

Leo Tsukinaga Archery Dialogue Render

True! She's so heavy, I can't even move when she's sitting on my lap like this! Wahahaha! ☆

Keito Hasumi Archery Dialogue Render

Little John is a character from the English folklore "Robin Hood".

He was a giant so tall he could almost reach the heavens, but was given the nickname "Little" as a joke.

Leo Tsukinaga Archery Dialogue Render

You suddenly make an appearance and you're already spouting long lines of dialogue, Keito!? Good, good! You're making your character easy to understand! ♪

Keito Hasumi Archery Dialogue Render

Tsukinaga. I was wondering why it was so noisy here — so it was you? What are you doing in the archery hall?

Leo Tsukinaga Archery Dialogue Render

Wahaha! ☆ I was a little stuck with my composing so I came here to concentrate! There's no problem with that, right? I'm apparently still a member of the archery club, after all.

Keito Hasumi Archery Dialogue Render

I don't mind. Unlike units, there are no rules saying that members have to withdraw in the case of continued absence.

This is simply a gathering of hobbies... it wouldn't be right to be so strict here.

Leo Tsukinaga Archery Dialogue Render

Wahaha! ☆ That's Keito for you! You totally understand~♪

Keito Hasumi Archery Dialogue Render

You're in a good mood. You know, you should show up more frequently if you're able to.

You're much more skilled than me — I'm sure we'd be able to go far if you actually showed up for tournaments.

If we get some good results, we'll get a bigger budget. Since the archery hall is a rather old building, I'd like to be able to repair the parts that have been deteriorating.

I know you don't have the intention, but I'd appreciate it if you could shove that idea into the corner of your mind.

Leo Tsukinaga Archery Dialogue Render

Nngh... tournaments are a pain 'cause you gotta do exactly what the rules say...

More importantly though — look, Keito! Little John gave birth to some kittens! ☆

Keito Hasumi Archery Dialogue Render

Hm? Ooh, Little John! How nostalgic! So you're still alive? You're huge as always!

So you've got babies now... Congratulations! Ha ha ha! ☆

Tsukasa Suou Archery Dialogue Render

... You are in surprisingly high spirits, Hasumi-senpai.

Keito Hasumi Archery Dialogue Render

Is that strange, Suou? Birth is an auspicious occasion, and in Japan, temples had jobs during important ceremonial occasions since ancient times.

As a son from a Buddhist temple, it's only natural that I would celebrate, don't you think?

Yuzuru Fushimi Summer School Dialogue Render

I am afraid I do not quite understand. I apologize, vice presi... Hasumi-sama, for the mess.

I shall take responsibility and clean everything up afterwards, so please pardon us ♪

Keito Hasumi Archery Dialogue Render

Thanks, Fushimi. It's because of you that the archery hall is always clean and hygienic — I appreciate it.

You don't have to be too concerned, though. The archery hall is extraterritorial.

Tsukasa Suou Archery Dialogue Render

Leader has said that before earlier... what do you mean by that?

I have always believed you to be slightly more strict when it came to abiding by the rules.

Keito Hasumi Archery Dialogue Render

I don't want to strain myself around the clock — I like to relax while I'm in the archery hall... would you be disappointed if I said something like this, Suou?

Tsukasa Suou Archery Dialogue Render

Not at all, um... I am simply a little surprised.

Leo Tsukinaga Archery Dialogue Render

I know, right!? He always looks so grumpy, after all! Pretending to be all diligent and putting on glasses and everything! Wahahahaha! ☆

Keito Hasumi Archery Dialogue Render

You've got a problem with glasses?

Leo Tsukinaga Archery Dialogue Render

Nope! They fit you! Really gives off the impression that you're a super serious and straight-laced person to your juniors, huh?

Even though you were a pretty naughty guy back in the day! ♪

I mean, you even rampaged around under the name DEADMANZ, remember?

Together with Rei! Why did you guys disband? I didn't like your style but I loved you guys! ♪

Keito Hasumi Archery Dialogue Render

Forget that name, and I'll forget about Othello, alright?

Tsukasa Suou Archery Dialogue Render

Othello? The table game, or the Shakespearean play from which the name was taken from?

Leo Tsukinaga Archery Dialogue Render

Right, you wouldn't know about this. Knights is an idol unit with a surprisingly long history — its name changed around a bunch of times.

Well, you can't stay the same forever.

Although there was never any disbandment and only its name changed, so its roots were always the same.

It started from Chess, and then to Othello, Backgammon... there were a lot of different names.

I changed it back to Chess, but then there was a dispute...

Everybody split independently under the names of chess pieces like Knights or Queen.

They crushed each other, and only Knights survived.

That part of history is pretty unknown, so apparently everybody thinks that it had always been "Knights" from the start.

Keito Hasumi Archery Dialogue Render

As an outsider, I don't know anything about those messy internal circumstances.

On paper and in history, you were always "Knights". Your Knights, Tsukinaga.

Leo Tsukinaga Archery Dialogue Render

Yeah, my Knights.

But since it'd mean shouldering that kind of sinful, bloodstained history...

I wouldn't have minded if it didn't force itself to inherit the name "Knights".

Names can be replaced — they don't really have any meaning. That's what I thought, but it looks like you had a different idea.

Right, Suou Tsukasa?

Tsukasa Suou Archery Dialogue Render

......

Leo Tsukinaga Archery Dialogue Render

It's no longer only my Knights.

If you guys take pride in this name and inherit it, I guess you could say I'd be pretty happy — more than I'd think.

From beginning to end, we weren't shining idols that never had anybody talk about us behind our backs.

A lot of things happened. Terrible things, sad things, bloody things.

But right now, even while you're shouldering that history, if you guys'll become brilliant, beautiful knights... "Knights"...

Then I think we'll be rewarded too, if just barely.

Ah, so this was the reason. This was why I walked on, aiming to be a knight who will proudly plant my flag upon a castle of chalk.

With this... I can die happy.

Translation: Shoe
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