|Writer: 日日日 (Akira)|
|Location: Train Station Square|
|Now then, I shall distribute the tickets to the location itself. One, two~......♪|
|Don't say it like in The Dish Mansion at Banchou1. You really try to act out every little thing you do.|
|Umm...... It depends on where we're going, but I have a commuter's pass?|
|It is somewhat far off. So please let me handle the travel expenses at the least.
The procedure to get the money back is laborsome and all, you see? I often watch plays all over the country, and so I am able to buy tickets at a discount, after all.
|Now that you mention it, Tomoya, you commute to school by train? I'm the same but we don't meet on the train, do we?|
|Isn't it that we come from opposite directions?
Hokuto-senpai, I catch sight of you at the station every now and then, you know. But somehow, you're reading a book that seems complicated or such, so it's hard to call out to you.
|It's fine though, if you go and talk to me like normal...... Then from now on, shall we go home together until the station? Like after Theater Club practice and such.|
|Wah! I'd be glad to. Well, after club activities, I join up with my unit and have lessons and things, so the time we go home won’t match up much, though.|
|Yes, yes, it is splendid that you are close friends, however, let us make haste. It is a popular performance, is it not? It took pains to get a hold of tickets for all the members.
In actuality, I persisted so far as to wait for tickets to be cancelled.
By chance, I met [Player]-san early this morning......
To also serve as a form of break, I forcibly had her join me, and I took the opportunity to have her handle things such as the negotiations. She helped me very much indeed.
|Don't cause so many problems for [Player], Buchou. Still, what kind of play are we watching?|
|It is "Rosicrucian Story." It is from the same original work as the play that we are attempting to put on now.
The script is different and thus it takes a different direction. However, it will be good reference material, will it not?
|I had thought so after hearing that tiTLE, but by Rosicrucian, is it related to secret socieTIES? If that's the case, I feel that I might like IT......♪|
|Natsume-kun, you have been fond of such questionable things since the old days, have you not?
Roughly, the original text is about a secret society, yes? However, it was boldly rearranged so that the romance becomes the focus.
|Huh? A secret society? It's not the love story between a prince and a princess......?|
|Try to study a little more, Tomoya-kun.|
|There is a famous secret society called the Fellowship of the Rosy Cross (Rosenkreuzer).
They rescue humanity from suffering such as disease and death. In other words, they are attempting to find immortality...... Or so it should be.
|I see, that's why this play has a theme of immortality too......
The "princess" that I'm playing, what she's hiding is her true identity and that she's a member of that Fellowship of the Rosy Cross, isn't it? I understand a bunch of things now.
|For people who dabble in the occult even just a litTLE, I think that it's common knowledge, THOUGH.
You even see them in things like manga once in a while, you KNOW. You've heard of the likes of Saint-Germain and Cagliostro, haven't YOU?
|Ah! I know Cagliostro. Wasn't that the Lu*in the Third2 movie?|
|Fufufu. If you have that knowledgeable foundation, you will be able to understand theater and all other production works more deeply than before...... That is what they say.
That is why it is also necessary to watch plays, Tomoya-kun.
Learn well, study well, and grow. Surely, at the end of that, something Amazing will reveal itself......☆
|Wataru-niisan, when it becomes a pain to explain, you dodge it by saying "Amazing" don't YOU......?
But Niisan, when someone is at your leVEL, I think that you can't gain insight from other people's acTING?
|That is not the case. To live is to continue to learn. No matter what kind of rubbish it is, there are things you can acquire from it, after all.
Insufficient learning is caused not by the teacher, but by the pupil.
Moreover, it is because there is always someone who is better than you, is there not? I believe so.
|Not having "someone better," it's somewhat hopeless, I think, isn't it?
I always have people better than me standing in my way, like you or my mother. So for someone that acts better than me, it's easy to establish a benchmark or a role model, but...
|Ah, Hokuto-kun, your esteemed mother is an actress of real quality, is she not......?
It seems as if she does not like me for some reason and every time we meet, she says to me "Quit theater!" however...
|Sorry. My mother is a child. She detests young people with talent.
Besides, she won't turn her attention to someone who isn't a kid she favors, so I think that she loves you very much, Buchou.
|What is the matter, Tomoya-kun? What is so amusing? Please tell me ☆|
|No, I'm sorry. Somehow, it's rare for you seniors to be talking about things like parents or commuting to school like normal. It was interesting.
Aside from that, when the two of you talk about theater, your eyes sparkle, you know? As I thought, everyone really likes theater, huh?
|Yes, doing things that we love is what club activities are about, after all. Tomoya-kun, have you not come to like theater a little?
It is enjoyable, is it not? Let us share this delight......♪
|If he hated it, Buchou, he wouldn't have put up with your malicious coaching in the first place. He would have run away immediately, don't you think?
Seriously accept the truth that among the huge number of new club members, no one was left other than me and Tomoya.
|Fufufu. If it is the sort of "fondness" that disappears with a little suffering, it is for the sake of that person to discard it immediately.
Such a thing is the justification behind my own conduct.
This is an important matter, so please take a note of it, Tomoya-kun.
Because you are in the role of the "princess" are you not? Please be the embodiment of shining "fondness" that dispels every difficulty.
Express that "fondness" with your whole body! Perform it, without being afraid of what others think!
That is a "princess." I thought that you will be able to perform it, and thus I bestowed this role upon you, you see?
You are able to do it. I believe so. And so, believe in yourself, as well.
And so, Hokuto-kun and I will become for you the princes who protect that "fondness" of yours.
Now now, we have chatted so much by accident but...... Let us make haste! The rise of the curtain will not wait for us, ever!
This stage called life... together, let us savor it fully from corner to corner......♪