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Writer: 西岡麻衣子 (Nishioka Maiko)
Snow Globe Chapter 8-1
Location: Infirmary
Mika Kagehira School Dialogue Render

I see. So yer messin' around as a kid really messed things up, huh.

Shu Itsuki School Dialogue Render

It's different than that. It's... It isn't a matter of a child messing about nor of their mistake.

My mother told me no. Despite that, I took it, and in my greed it broke.

It wasn't just the snowglobe that had shattered in that moment—Along with it were things that were priceless, like my mother's memories and her trust in me...

It felt as if my mother herself sustained the very same damage as that snowglobe did.

Even if one's intentions are to handle something with utmost caution, the potential to "break" it manifests in the moment they reach their hands towards it.

Well, no. It goes without saying that things will break naturally in time either way...

Nonetheless, if I hadn't laid my hands on it that day, her snowglobe would still be glittering on that shelf.

I didn't intend to break anything nor hurt anyone. However, I ended up doing just that. Now that snowglobe will never glitter again.

The shock of it caused me to break out in a fever.

My mother never blamed me, and instead she devoted herself wholly to nursing me back to health... but I can't help but think she still mourned it.

Because when I think of back then, my mother had a sorrowful look on her face.

Mika Kagehira School Dialogue Render

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Shu Itsuki School Dialogue Render

How could I forget doing such an awful thing..? Time does erase memories. How deplorable...

... Hold on, Kagehira. I took the time to explain what happened back then at your behest, so why do you have such an odd look on your face?

Ahh, must you really contort your face like that? Are you so willing to throw away the one good thing about you?

Mika Kagehira School Dialogue Render

U~m... Oshi-san's prolly got it wrong and not wrong at the same time? I don't think ya hurt yer ma's feelings.

Shu Itsuki School Dialogue Render

What was that?

Mika Kagehira School Dialogue Render

See, there's a good sayin' fer this. "A happiness shared by two halves sadnesses." [1]

So I don't think she was sad 'cause of the snowglobe ya broke, I think she was sad that she saw how sad you were about it and got a fever from it.

Shu Itsuki School Dialogue Render

... Hmph. I'm somewhat envious of that optimistic mindset of yours. Perhaps it was silly of me to worry so much.

Mika Kagehira School Dialogue Render

Ahaha, ya were thinkin' too hard about it s'all, Oshi-san. It's okay to divvy your worries up with me...♪

Shu Itsuki School Dialogue Render

"That's a wonderful idea, Mika-chan. ♪ Shu-kun can be awfully high-strung and excessively pessimistic at times."

Non! Mademoiselle, silence yourself. Don't even joke about splitting up anything with a broken doll like you. Kagehira, you're even more out of tune than usual.

Mika Kagehira School Dialogue Render

Nnah, m'sorry.

Um, Oshi-san, will ya take this snowglobe? I was hopin' ya'd feel a l'il better if I made ya one.

Shu Itsuki School Dialogue Render

"My, it's adorable. ♪ This ornament... Are these two returning to this Western-style home by chance?"

This house, as well as the clothing worn by these two figures, remind me of something... Are you really asking me to believe that these misshapen things are supposed to be us?

Mika Kagehira School Dialogue Render

Nnah~, I thought ya'd say somethin' like that. I had Hajime-kun an' Mitsuru-kun help me out, and I did m'best y'know~?

Truth is, I really wanted t'make the same snowglobe that ya broke, Oshi-san, but it's not like I knew what it looked like, yanno?

That bein' the case, I thought I'd make the ornament the most beautiful thing in the world to me.

Shu Itsuki School Dialogue Render

This is what you think the most beautiful thing in the world is..?

Mika Kagehira School Dialogue Render

Instead of sayin' the most beautiful, maybe I oughta say the most important..? Nnah, which one'd be best~?

Shu Itsuki School Dialogue Render

Do you mean to say that this is the most precious thing to you?

Mika Kagehira School Dialogue Render

Yeah, that! Yer good with words as always, Oshi-san. ♪ It doesn't matter what moment I pick, 'cause every moment I'm with ya means the world to me.

Shu Itsuki School Dialogue Render

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Mika Kagehira School Dialogue Render

Hey, Oshi-san. I'm pretty soft, so I ain't gonna break easy. Y'can reach out to me as much as you'd like.

So Oshi-san, wherever yer goin', won'tcha take me with ya?

I belong t'ya, so if ya just stick me on a shelf I'll start feelin' lonely. I wanna see the same things, smell the same things, an' feel the same light you do, Oshi-san. I wanna experince everythin' together.

M'happy just bein' in any place that has you in it, Oshi-san.

It'd be nice if ya would consider it even a bit. 'Cause then our happiness'd be "doubled".

Location: Handicrafts Clubroom, the next day
Snow Globe Chapter 8-2
Mika Kagehira School Dialogue Render

Oshi-san, are ya in~?

Shu Itsuki School Dialogue Render

Kagehira, don't come in with such a racket! You're raising dust!

Mika Kagehira School Dialogue Render

Nnah? Yer already back t'sewing, Oshi-san? I wanted ya to take it easy for today at least 'cause yer still recoverin'.

Shu Itsuki School Dialogue Render

It's long become something like a habit for me. If I don't do this much, I won't be able to relax.

Mika Kagehira School Dialogue Render

Jeez. Then take a break at least, okay? I'll make some delicious tea fer ya~.

Nnah? Oshi-san, ya put the snowglobe I made in the clubroom's cabinet? M'real happy now, thank ya kindly ♪

Shu Itsuki School Dialogue Render

Recovering from that illness has merely put me in a pleasant mood. This is nothing but a whim.

You said it yourself, didn't you? "Take me with you." So I put that in the cabinet instead of you.

I won't allow you to break without my permission. That's why you must swear to remain at my side, Kagehira.

Mika Kagehira School Dialogue Render

Okay. I'll al~ways be with ya, Oshi-san. ♪ Now, m'gonna make that tea~.

Shu Itsuki School Dialogue Render

Ah, Kagehira. Those children of Nito's... Shino and Tenma, and Anzu as well. Call them here.

They helped in looking after me and making that snowglobe, didn't they? With that being the case, it's only polite to thank them for that.

Mika Kagehira School Dialogue Render

Eh, yer really okay with that?! M'sure they'd be happy t'come~.

Shu Itsuki School Dialogue Render

Mm. And after that, the teacakes shou...

Mika Kagehira School Dialogue Render

I've gotta tell those three right now! Be back soon~!

Shu Itsuki School Dialogue Render

Ah, Kagehira, at least listen to what I have to say until the very e...

Ugh... He ran off without hearing me out in the end... That imbecile.

Though I suppose he's become a little easier to handle. He's most certainly a doll that never moves the way I expect it to though, isn't he.

"Fufu. You may be saying such bad things, but you're smiling, Shu-kun. ♪"

What are you talking about, Mademoiselle? I'm only in a good mood due to feeling better, that's all.

1. The saying that's more popular is 悲しいことは半分、楽しいことは2人分, from a song in a children's show on NHK called internationally as "With Mother". Clip here.
Translation: Peace
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