|Writer: 結城由乃 (Yuuki Yoshino)|
|Location: Garden Terrace|
|Hmmm. Looking at your sweets is always bad for my heart, Ritsu-kun.
It felt like my heart would just give out before I knew what hit me. No matter how good you say your sweets are, anyone would hesitate with them looking like that.
|Huh? Ecchan’s here. You got here late, but you’re still gonna complain? What a meanie. He’s such a bully, right, Anzu~?|
|Don’t use me as a pretext to take advantage of Anzu’s kindness.
Really, you’re such a spoiled kid, Ritsu-kun. Here, I’ll pat your head. There, there ♪
|Uuu~ Stop that. I don’t like it when people touch me.
That aside, where’s your apology for being late?
You’re the one who invited us and said we should hold a tea party. We were having a hard time getting started ‘cause you didn’t show up.
|You’re right, I’ll apologize. Everyone, I’m sorry.|
|No, don’t be! This is you we’re talking about, so you must have been busy with student council stuff, right?
I’ll go brew some tea for you right away, so please relax......♪
|Oh, he ran off to the kitchen before I could tell him not to.
Oh well. I’ll just tell you why I was late when he gets back.
|Did you get lost or something? This academy is huge, after all. It’s kinda like walking around the bad part of town. If you take a wrong turn, you might never come back. Fufufufufufu......♪|
|I’m not going to get lost, seeing as I’m a senior.
It’s almost time for the sports festival, isn’t it? I had something to consider regarding the festival. I’ve been worrying about who I should choose for an important job.
|Ugh, don’t make me remember something unpleasant like that. The sports festival, huh...... What a pain. I’m not allowed to ditch, am I?|
|There aren’t any dream festivals on or off-campus during the sports festival, so you can’t use that as an excuse to not come.
You can participate with a club, unit, or class, so even the students from the normal non-idol track are fundamentally required to participate.
|What, are you participating? Don’t do anything crazy. If you collapse, it’ll cause trouble for everyone else. ......No, actually, because everyone’d be sad.|
|I know. If I let my life burn out at the sports festival, I wouldn’t be able to stand on the stage as an idol anymore.
I won’t push myself harder than I can handle. I’ll do my best within reasonable boundaries. That should be fine, right?
|If you just explained your circumstances, they wouldn’t make you participate, though. It doesn’t make any difference on your grades whether you participate in the sports festival or not anyways.
Why are you trying to participate?
|I don’t really have a logical explanation as to why. The Machiavellism is all very nice, but I’d like to do things like a normal high schooler every now and then. That’s all.
Ritsu-kun, don’t treat it like a pain. You should join in too.
I might as well appoint you to a position where you can’t run away. That could be an option.
|You’re making a horrible face, Ecchan......
If the sports festival was held at night, even I would participate. It’d be a piece of cake for you, so use your authority as the “emperor” to push the time back.
|I’d rather not exercise my power for something like that. Besides, now that I’ve been driven out of my throne, I’m not an emperor anymore.
I do have power as the student council president, though. It’ll solve that problem too, so I’ll have you...... No, I’ll have you and Hajime-kun perform an important role ♪