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Writer: 日日日 (Akira)
Shinsengumi - Epilogue 1
Location: Restoration Live Stage
A week later, day of the Restoration Live
(Revolutionary Ronin) Subaru Akehoshi Full Render Bloomed

Oohhh...☆ Awesome! So this is the Restoration Live stage!

(Serious Ronin) Hokuto Hidaka Full Render Bloomed

Don’t bend forward too much. You’ll fall, Akehoshi.

I’m getting nervous since it’s a larger temple than I anticipated... Buildings of this nature just overwhelm me somehow.

(Sickly Loyalist) Eichi Tenshouin Full Render Bloomed

Fufu. You know, if aliens see, they might spend the next few centuries puzzled. ‘What is this building for?

To build architecture this huge based on pure imagination, just to appease the soul... I suppose that’s what’s so foolish and wonderful about humans.

Ahh, I finally understand the words I exchanged with Keito a while back. He was right; some things do need ‘waste’ and ‘play’.

It’s the product of evolution of a race that cannot be satisfied by simply living; something humanity may boast to the entire universe.

(Revolutionary Ronin) Subaru Akehoshi Full Render Bloomed

Huh? Not fair, Eichi-senpai is wearing the Shinsengumi costume!

(Serious Ronin) Hokuto Hidaka Full Render Bloomed

Mmu? After further discussion and contest of performances, Akatsuki was made the Shinsengumi, MaM the outlander... leading the Black Ships, and――

We’re the anti-foreigner, anti-shogunate ronins, aren’t we?

(Sickly Loyalist) Eichi Tenshouin Full Render Bloomed

Fufu. I found a spare costume for the Shinsengumi side that Transfer student-chan prepared in case of something happening... so I put it on. Does it suit me?

(Serious Ronin) Hokuto Hidaka Full Render Bloomed

Between yes and no, then probably no? The costume looks authentic and embellished, but it also gives off the impression of being cheap.

(Revolutionary Ronin) Subaru Akehoshi Full Render Bloomed

Yeah, yeah! Wouldn’t a more regal look suit you better, Eichi-senpai?

(Sickly Loyalist) Eichi Tenshouin Full Render Bloomed

Do you think so...? I personally want to be closer to the people, though.

(Cooperative Ronin) Tsumugi Aoba Full Render Bloomed

Fufu. The ‘Bakufu feudal lord’ role Eichi-kun wanted was rejected because it might be confusing at a glance.

So we have to choose another costume to wear.

Well, the program has it that we all sing the same song together anyway.

We only conduct ourselves slightly differently based on role, so Eichi-kun can probably stay Shinsengumi if he wants.

(Revolutionary Ronin) Subaru Akehoshi Full Render Bloomed

Oh, Blue-senpai’s wearing the same costume as us! Yaaay, we’re buds~☆

(Cooperative Ronin) Tsumugi Aoba Full Render Bloomed

Ahaha. Yaaay...♪

(Serious Ronin) Hokuto Hidaka Full Render Bloomed

Hmm. That ‘yaaay’ has been strangely trending among us lately.

(Cooperative Ronin) Tsumugi Aoba Full Render Bloomed

Fufu. We spent a good amount of time under the same roof, so...

It’s a given that we take influence from each other. I’m glad too, that I got to understand all of you a lot better.

Because people start fearing things they don’t understand, you see.

And as they let their imagination run wild, it will assume a twisted shape, clouding their perception of reality. Like seeing through glasses that don’t fit.

(Revolutionary Ronin) Subaru Akehoshi Full Render Bloomed

Oh, you’re properly carrying out your duty as our Glasses Spokesman! Way to go, senpai...☆

(Cooperative Ronin) Tsumugi Aoba Full Render Bloomed

Is this all I need to do as a Glasses Spokesman? And I still don’t understand if this position is really needed...?

Keito Hasumi Shinsengumi Dialogue Render

You there, it’s about time for the show. Keep it together.

(Sickly Loyalist) Eichi Tenshouin Full Render Bloomed

Wow, speak of glasses and Keito doth appear.

Keito Hasumi Shinsengumi Dialogue Render

Eichi... Why are you wearing the Shinsengumi costume?

(Sickly Loyalist) Eichi Tenshouin Full Render Bloomed

We just finished talking about that. Isn’t it fine? Nothing wrong with us childhood friends wearing matching costumes once in a while♪ You know, I’ve secretly longed for something like this.

Keito Hasumi Shinsengumi Dialogue Render

What the heck... Anyway, we’re in one of the numerable exalted temples within the country. Watch your actions, or you’ll see the wrath of the Buddha.

(Revolutionary Ronin) Subaru Akehoshi Full Render Bloomed

Hey hey, if it's according to the plan, weren’t we supposed to be holding a live at some public hall in town?

(Serious Ronin) Hokuto Hidaka Full Render Bloomed

Yeah. A bus picking me up for a hike to a huge temple up in the mountains wasn’t what I had in mind when I waited at the meeting place.

That gave me a fright. Make sure to inform us beforehand, at least.

Keito Hasumi Shinsengumi Dialogue Render

Well, I apologize for that. It was quite sudden, but... the local government decided to lend us this temple out of kindness.

My parents and my brother apparently spoke to the people of this temple.

I have no idea why, but my family is being really supportive of us.

Usually they’d left me to my own devices without a word or a helping hand, saying it’s all part of my training or something.

What’s gotten into them? Incorrigible.

(Sickly Loyalist) Eichi Tenshouin Full Render Bloomed

It sounds corrigible to me. You know Keito, I spoke to your family for courtesy before I was going to stay over.

And during the chat, they asked me a lot about your situation, Keito.

It seems your parents were worried because you’ve been perpetually sighing with a glum look for some time.

But you were enjoying yourself with the rest of us throughout the Restoration Live training camp, right?

We had many heated discussions until late to fill up the event details...

I think your family were relieved to see you that way. Maybe that motivated them to give their overtaxed son a push on the back.

Keito Hasumi Shinsengumi Dialogue Render

By giving aid they didn’t need to? ...But I guess I can’t say it’s uncalled help. I’ll give them a massage when I’m home.

(Sickly Loyalist) Eichi Tenshouin Full Render Bloomed

Right. It wasn’t good manners to cause a racket inside a temple, so we could’ve gotten a scolding. Let’s be thankful they took it positively.

I pray that the Restoration Live will end as nicely. Just for today, let us idols show the believers a dream, in place of the Buddhist gods.

Keito Hasumi Shinsengumi Dialogue Render

...You sure are good at wrapping up a story neatly, Eichi.

(Sickly Loyalist) Eichi Tenshouin Full Render Bloomed

I’m the student council president♪

I was troubled when you pushed that role onto me. But now, I’ll show that I pull off the part more fittingly than how I look in this Shinsengumi costume.

Translation: kotofucius
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