|Writer: 日日日 (Akira)|
|Game research club?|
|Yes. Just like the naME, it seems like the club activities consist of students gathering together and playing gamES~
And with the third years graduatiNG, the number of members is also decreasiNG. It looks like the club is in danger of being abolishED.
It seems to be a club with a long history and a quite impressive number of traditioNS…
There are some splendid club rooms as weLL, but our school’s students don’t get all passionate about club activities, after aLL.
|Hmm~ As for me, I don’t take my lessons seriously, I don’t even join a committee or a club, and I am not that active in my idol activities…
Everyone must have worked very hard to achieve their goal, right?
|That’s because they decided to take in the pleasuRE. Children these days are weak to stress and hate restraiNT, see.
There are rumors going around saying that the new re-established student council has passed a new rule that “club activities are compulsory”, or something like thAT.
But looking at the current situatiON, I don’t think they will receive the students’ support for thAT.
|Eh? Was there a student council in our school before?|
|YeS. Even though they originally existed only in documents, it looks like some famous second-year senpai took charge and revived iT.
I don’t know what their real intention iS, but I am sure they’re developing some dangerous things nOW.
Well, I might be overthinking thIS. Connecting points to points and weaving a story from that are also my occupational diseasES, see.
|Natsume really likes fortune telling, huh~ Why don’t you join a “fortune telling research club” or something like that?|
|There’s no club like thAT, you know. But there are countless big and small suspicious clubs thouGH, like “UFO enthusiast club”, “rakugo research club”, and “marine bio life clUB”.
And if you search for iT, there may be other suspicious clubs like thAT.
Fortune telling is my liFE, see. It’s a shame to know that it is surrounded by a bunch of amateurs who know nothing and toy with such an important thing only for fUN.
Because I am not playing arouND, see.
|Hmm, so you won’t join a club? Or are you going to join that game research club?
We’re heading to that club room now, aren’t we?
Fufun. As a thank you for helping me out with the day duty, I am going to accompany Natsume~♪
|YeS. It’s an equal exchanGE. …And I just so happen to be unaffiliated with any clubs at the momeNT.
I have an acquaintance from the game research club, see, and I heard that they’re in trouble with the club abolishmeNT.
Even if someone only joins as a temporary membER, it still exceeds the required number of membeRS, so they can be exempt from being abolishED.
I think that’s why my acquaintance asked me to join the game clUB.
Recently I’ve beEN… giving consultation to many peopLE; I’ve been going around solving probleMS.
And I’ll be happy to help you if you’re frEE, you know.
|Ah, so you help people out☆ Natsume, are you the type that can’t overlook someone in trouble?|
|I am just a mere meddlER. I am a fortune teller, after aLL. …If Akehoshi-kun also hasn’t joined any clUB, why don’t you join the game club with mE?|
|Okay~ I’ll consider it. I don’t really have motivation to join a club, see, I want to do something like after school part-time work instead.|
|Hmm? I guess your household circumstances must be difficult if you only live with your mOM.
I thought “that Akehoshi” still had some earnings leFT, see, to the point that you can enjoy your life and play whatever you waNT.
|No~ My dad was not the type to worry about money at all, you know, he donated it to various charity organizations.
But even so, we still have enough savings to keep us away from trouble in life.
Besides, if we use up father’s money, I feel like we lose our connection to him.
My mother also has the same feeling as me, see, that is why she’s busy at work. She works so hard by herself just to earn our own living.
But at this rate her body will break at any moment, you know, so I want to reduce my mom’s work.
That is why I want to work part-time too and make some earnings for my family.
It’ll be good if I can buy mom’s health with money.
Honestly speaking, I want to earn money by doing idol activities, see~ But all of those money making jobs always prefer our senpais, see, so I’ll just wait for the trend to come to me.
You can get a faint hope over there, after all.
|HmmmMM… I sEE, sorRY. You probably don’t want anyone to touch your family issue subject, do you?|
|Ahaha, is Natsume the kind of character who would worry about such things?
More importantly, I can see the game research club’s club room already! Over there, right? The one with the “game club” placard stuck in the door!
I can hear a blip blop sound from there, it’s like the sound of a video game~♪
Let’s go, let’s go, Natsume! Somehow, I can smell something fun coming from it~☆
|Whoa whoa… Don’t pull my haND, Akehoshi-kun?|
|Location: Game Research Club’s Clubroom|
|Pardon our intrusion! Ah, so this is the game club’s club room~? It’s wider than I thought, huh, and pretty too☆|
|It’s violation of manners if you just barge in without knocking on the door nor having the permission to enter the roOM, you know. Good griEF, you’re such a freewheeling kID, I am jealoUS.|
|Ahaha, you said something like “kid”! This guy, this guy, even though we’re in the same year~☆|
|Uhhh… I am sorry, but who could you possibly be?|
|Ah, a glasses guy has appeared! Natsume, is this guy your “acquaintance from the game club”?|
|No, I don’t know hIM… He has the same necktie color as us thouGH, so he must be someone from the same yeAR. Judging by how I don’t recall ever seeing his faCE, it means he’s from class B.
HmmmM… But something doesn’t feel quite rigHT, I think I’ve seen him befoRE.