|Writer: 西岡麻衣子 (Nishioka Maiko, Happy Elements K.K)|
|Location: In Front of the Fountain|
|Sorry for the wait, Shinkai-senpai! I’ve brought the things you wanted!|
|? Yuuta, what is with this little cushion and brooch…?|
|They’re the bowl of Buddha’s stone and the orb of the dragon’s neck! I borrowed them from Sakasaki-senpai and Hibiki-senpai ☆|
Nacchan and Wataru, huh…?
…Okay, I see… I think I can imagine how you came up with these…
(But I really wasn’t expecting him to do all this… I’d thought he would give up immediately…)
You are very creative…
|So does that mean I’ve passed, Shinkai-senpai?|
|Yes… This was pretty amusing, so yes… You have searched well… Let me take them…|
|Yippee! Now what? What’s next?|
|Hmm… Alright, bring me the branch of the orb of Penglai ☆|
Yet another thing I’ve never heard of…
Hmm… The branch of the orb of Penglai… I don’t even know what Penglai is.
Hehehe ♪ You are working harder than I had thought you would, so I will give you a little hint…
Penglai is a sacred mountain, the land of immortality…
Sacred mountain of immortality?
I think I know what you’re talking about!
|Huh? You do?|
|Yes! I’ll bring it here at once, so please wait a little bit!|
Umm, wait… Ah… He’s run off… He already has an idea, huh… Amazing…
Either way, he sure is dragging me into his energetic pace…
|Location: Light Music Club Room|
(Alrighty! If we’re talking about immortality, I know exactly who to go to!)
(Vampires are the epitome of immortality! And this school only has two vampires– Sakuma-senpai and Sakuma Ritsu-senpai!)
(So lemme visit the one I’m closer to first…)
Sakuma-senpai! Please wake up once again!
Ugh… What is it now, Yuuta-kun?
Weren’t you training with Kanata-kun?
|I’m currently taking a test to see if I can train with him or not! Do you have the branch of the orb of Penglai, Sakuma-senpai? I want to borrow it!|
|Ah, Sakuma-senpai! I’m explaining something– don’t fall asleep like that! Wake uuuup!|
|Yawn. Branch of the sphere of Penglai? What is that? Do I have that thing?|
|That’s what I’m asking. Do you not have it? If you don’t, then maybe Sakuma Ritsu-senpai does.|
Huh? If I had it, I would assume it would be in my coffin. Wait a second, let me see if I can find it.
Branch with an orb? Branch with an oooooorb?
Hmm? Oh! This might be it, Yuuta-kun!
|This is a stick for shoulder massaging, right? A stick isn’t exactly a branch, though.|
|They are similar, seeing that they are both made of wood. And it’s got a sphere, too– although it is a little massage ball.|
Ah, now that you’ve said it, I do see it!
Yes! I’d figured the branch of the orb of Penglai was something like this! I’ll be borrowing this for a bit!
By the way, why was this in your coffin?
Because my shoulders have grown stiff. I am but an old grandfather, after all.
Yuuta-kun, I am at my limit… I feel like I will turn into ash if I leave my coffin at this hour… Are you done here?
|Yup! Thank you very much! I won’t wake you up again, so please sleep all you want!|
Yes, yes. Do your best out there, Yuuta-kun. I shall support you from my dreams. Good night.
Good niiiight ♪
Hmm… He said his shoulders are stiff from old age, but isn’t it because he keeps sleeping in a coffin?
|Location: In Front of the Fountain|
|Umm…? What exactly is this…?|
|The branch of the orb of Penglai! I borrowed it from Sakuma-senpai! And I can massage your shoulders with this, too! Like this! Tap tap ☆|
Ah, that feels wonderful ♪ I love this… A little bit to the right, please ♪
Hehehe ♪ Alright, let me take the massage sti-…the branch of the orb of Penglai… Only two left now…
|I’m getting close to the end! I’ll keep doing my best ☆|
|…By the way, Yuuta-kun… Why are you working this hard…? Don’t you find this tiring…? Don’t you want to give up…?|
Huh? Umm… I never felt that way, no.
Hmm… Well, my brother tends to burden himself with everything and do it all on his own.
2wink’s in a pretty good spot right now, and I haven’t even noticed how it got there.
Even if they’re small, he sees all our work to the end, and does his best to protect 2wink’s popularity.
So he’s secretly working way harder than me, for sure. He seems to think I don’t know, though.
It makes me furious, or, like, really frustrates me.
We’re a unit of only two people, so I want to do something for 2wink’s sake, too.
So I’m seeing this as a trial for that, and I’m happy to take it. It feels like I’m making progress on my own, so I don’t find this “tiring” or want to quit it or anything.
I’m gonna show Aniki the fruits of my labor! I’m gonna shove them right in his face and he’s gonna be so surprised!
…That made me sound like some kid having a rebellious phase, didn’t it? That’s embarrassing… Please forget I said that.
People who try to do everything on their own are such a pain to deal with, yes…?
We have someone like that in Ryuseitai, as well… He causes so much trouble for everyone around him…
But that is a heroic thing to do… Not that I know much about heroes myself…
|Hehehe… Maybe you and your brother are the heroes of one another ♪|
Really? Hehe ♪ Then I’ll have to work even harder!
Heroes are supposed to be invincible, after all! Now please tell me what you want me to bring you next, Shinkai-senpai!
|Alright, this is the last one… Please bring me the swallow’s cowrie shell and the fire rat’s fur coat…|