|Writer: 日日日 (Akira)|
|Location: Venus Cup Stage|
|Ahahaha! Autumn comes in the blink of an eye, huh☆
Hey, look! The autumn leaves are falling down by the roadside, see~ I picked one up!
Somehow, there are also yellow leaves, see! Although the color is different, is it still called “autumn leaves”?
|Be quiet. Hey, don’t move, Akehoshi.|
|Hyaa, uhyaaa☆ Stop it, it’s so ticklish!|
|I said don’t move. Don’t struggle, your clothes will get wrinkled.|
|Uuuh~ Having other people change my clothes feels weird! I am not a little kid, see, I can dress and undress myself just fine, you know?|
|Keep quiet for once. The outfit is quite fancy, you know, and we also don’t have stylists and the like, so we need another person’s help.
If you change clothes by yourself, you may pay less attention to the back part.
We have to turn around in our dance, you know, so we also have to consider looking good in every direction.
I belong to the theater club, but I am rather familiar with this kind of thing because I tend to be entrusted with a maiden-like job rather than performing.
I shall apply some light makeup, look over here.
Do you have sensitive skin or some allergies to anything specific?
|I am not, but… It’s very pampering, huh. I feel like I became an admirable person.|
|Fuh. We are kings on the stage.|
|Eh~, Hidaka-kun is not a “king” but a “prince”, right♪|
|…I’ve told you to forget about that, you know. Even if I remember it now, the play at that time was not a pretty sight. Aah, how embarrassing.|
|I won’t forget it, you know~ I haven’t had any pleasant memories ever since entering Yumenosaki Academy, see.
I was happy that I could be united with everyone that day.
That was a bit youthful, fufufu♪
|Fuh. If you want to do something youthful, it would be good to enter a normal school, you know.
You were the one who decided to walk on a thorny path, see, don’t go complaining and say that you’re exhausted now.
|I am not really complaining, though~… Doesn’t Hidaka-kun think about such things?
Some~how, don’t you think that we just wasted a great amount of time?
|You and I are different, Akehoshi. Every day without fail, I patiently work hard and pile up my skill and experience.
I believe that would never be pointless.
|Hidaka-kun is great, huh~ It’s not sarcasm, you know, I truly respect you.
As for me, I already felt stupid for doing my best in spring.
|Is that why you didn’t really come to school? If you don’t attend classes properly, you will repeat a year, you know?|
|Is it not okay? The student council is doing some experiment now, something about a dreamfest system…
Thanks to that, if we achieve some results as an idol, it will reflect in our grades.
I look for solo jobs and steadily participate in them.
That is why I think my grades are good~ Classes are boring, you know, so I don’t attend them.
|Take your classes properly as well.
…You know, I don’t really support the dreamfest system.
Guys who occasionally take jobs are more appreciated than guys who seriously and honestly take classes.
|Being an idol is not like that, you know. It’s about ability-ism and resultism, see… Hidaka-kun's and my direction of effort is just different.|
|I am suffering because they suddenly changed the rules from scratch, that’s all.
You would be at a loss to know that the things that you piled up seriously every day turned useless when you woke up early in the morning, see.
I guess… I feel like an idiot to not be able to be flexible and cope with the situation change.
I think you’re an expert in that aspect.
|No~ It’s just a “coincidence”. I have had good luck since long ago, see.|
|Luck is also part of effort, you know. No, it’s a talent whose summoning of convenient development to oneself cannot be explained with science.
Or rather, it’s a hero’s trait where they win fate over to their side.
…Fuh, well, whatever, I knew it would be something like this. You can move, Akehoshi.
|Yes. Thanks~ Hidaka-kun.|
|No need to thank me. Today, we’re friends who stand together in the “Venus Cup” Stage. It’s only natural to support each other.|
|Yes♪ But I don’t know a thing about this “Venus Cup”! Is it a brand of sake or something*…?|
|It’s the name of this time’s dreamfest. It is created in the image of the shining Venus at dawn, and it is a live where only the innocent first years are allowed to participate.|
|So it’s a Venus in the morning sky, huh! I am also “Venus”**, see, so some~how I have an affinity with Venus!
Ah, is that why I’ve been asked to appear in the “Venus Cup”? Is it because of my name?
|No, you should have been chosen by your ability. Two people who achieve high grades from class A and B are selected.
At least, that’s what I heard.
|Eh, I have high grades, then?|
|Yes. Even though you neglect the normal tests, you are highly appreciated for your solo jobs.
Your balance may be bad, but you are the top class among the first years.
As for me, well, I would have been chosen because of my effort, and my overall grades are quite excellent as well.