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Writer: 日日日 (Akira)
SS - Chapter 6
Location: Shopping Mall 1st Floor
Ritsu Sakuma School Dialogue Render

Anyway, right now… Maa-kun is trying to use the energy he usually spends on others for himself.

It’s lonely, but until SS ends, I’ll take care of myself so I won’t be a burden to Maa-kun.

Because I want Maa-kun to win. For hardworker types like Maa-kun and you Secchan, what you really need is victory.

You need result and conviction, that hard work does pay off in the end.

People can keep running when they can see the finish line, the goal they must achieve. The human ego isn’t made to run on and on without any end in sight.

Even someone with crazy endurance like you, Secchan, were worn down and corroding until the King returned.

You were tired from holding onto a battle with no end or goal in sight.

I got worried from watching. But well, without the King around, Nacchan and I and Suu-chan who were left with you…

…seemed to have established within you a new goal: to support your comrades.

And of course, there’s Yuu-kun… You strive to protect him, love him, and not lose him the second time.

These were your renewed conditions of victory. They’re what you’ve been alive to accomplish.

But thanks to the King’s return, the condition of victory you once failed to fulfill came back to life…

And I think you’re confused on which to prioritize.

Izumi Sena School Dialogue Render

Hey, can you stop psychoanalyzing me like that? It’s your bad habit, Kuma-kun.

Ritsu Sakuma School Dialogue Render

I analyze because I’m interested. This side of me, unfortunately, is no different from Anija… We’re both in love with humanity.

Makoto Yuuki School Dialogue Render

…All right, I’m done summing up. Sorry to keep you both waiting.

Ritsu Sakuma School Dialogue Render

It’s cool. Secchan and I were killing time having a pretend-deep chat.

Izumi Sena School Dialogue Render

To be honest, it’s good that I have Kuma-kun to talk to. So far, you kept running ahead of me whenever we entered the shops, Yuu-kun…

Waiting in front of the shop alone and forsaken would’ve been too depressing.

Makoto Yuuki School Dialogue Render

You really stand out, Izumi-san. I couldn’t probe for the staffs and the buyers’ natural reactions with you around…

By myself, I could slip into the atmosphere, though.

Ritsu Sakuma School Dialogue Render

Indeed, that was impressive undercover action, de gozaru.

Makoto Yuuki School Dialogue Render

Why the sudden ninja speak? Well, I did pick up some of that from Sengoku-kun…

That boy looks like he’s just made up of trivia and ideas, but he seriously practices ninjutsu and knows it. It’s amazing.

Anyway, I was listening to your talk while I was typing, and it’s just as Ritsu-kun guessed… I’m here today to research Eden’s actions.

Eden is doing concerts and thorough advertising in this area before SS.

Since SS is a nationwide event, a lot of the audience will be coming from afar…

But it’s still mainly going to be locals.

Depending on whether you can get the local population and stores on your side, the atmosphere and heat on the day of will change greatly.

Today they’re holding an especially large-scale live…

Not just people living around the shopping mall area, but audience from all surrounding areas and from afar will be coming.

If they can make a strong impression here, it’ll be good influence for SS. I’m impressed; Eden’s really precise in the cards they play.

I’d hate for another Summer Live to happen, so I need to research how far Eden has gone with their plans, before the event.

I think that’s more worthwhile than spending my break spacing out.

I can get the same results just through researching social medias, but that would have taken more time…

And I get a better feel of the situation by actually searching the scene, anyway.

Check the scene of the crime a hundred times! This goes for both detective work and idol work♪

Izumi Sena School Dialogue Render

What a cheek… Then what, was I a bother? Since I wasn’t needed in the detective work you came here for?

Makoto Yuuki School Dialogue Render

No, you weren’t really a bother. You made for a good lightning rod to divert people’s attention when I had to move, Izumi-san.

Thanks to everyone looking at Izumi-san, I didn’t have to get noticed…♪

Ritsu Sakuma School Dialogue Render

Ahaha. You’re the only one all excited thinking this was a date, Secchan♪

Izumi Sena School Dialogue Render

That’s awful! You’re such a naughty boy, Yuu-kun, toying with my pure heart…!

Makoto Yuuki School Dialogue Render

Geez, why act like the victim when you’re the one who insisted to tag along… It’s like I did something bad. What a troublesome person, really.

Ritsu Sakuma School Dialogue Render

Fufu. That’s because Secchan is also Knights. Love complicates people…♪

Hey, Yuu-kun. Secchan will be a pain to deal with when he starts sulking, so cheer him up some.

…How about showing him the thing you’ve been hiding in your pocket already?

Makoto Yuuki School Dialogue Render

Ah, right. So you noticed. You’re so sharp, Ritsu-kun.

Umm, Izumi-san, here… I bought this just then from that shop over there.

It’s a Christmas present, to thank you for the muffler.

I was caught up with a lot of things around Christmas and had no time to prepare anything, so I couldn’t give you anything back that time… It’s late, but will you accept?

Izumi Sena School Dialogue Render

Eh… W-What is it? Yuu-kun, you’re giving Onii-chan a present?

Makoto Yuuki School Dialogue Render

You’re not my ‘Onii-chan’.

But I have to repay what’s given to me. A looong time ago, that’s what you taught me, Izumi-san…

That teaching is properly stored inside me.

We’ll muster up all the power we have and absolutely win SS.

The idol industry is swaying to Cosmic Production’s typhoon.

Everything shakes, and almost gets swallowed into that ‘huge wave’ they plan for.

And to overturn that ‘huge wave’, a stage just as huge would be needed.

SS would be most ideal, and this kind of thing is the specialty of us, Trickstar.

Translation: kotofucius
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