|Writer: 結城由乃 (Yuuki Yoshino)|
|Location: Tennis Court|
|Argh~! Izumi-chin, get your head in the game! You’re just standing around spaced out with your racket. You’re not even trying to hit the ball back, are you?
Uuu~...... I’m sorry I kept nagging you to come practice! Still, though, acting spiteful like this isn’t very mature, you know~?
|Jeez, are you even listening? Don’t ignore me. Look at me~!|
|Quit screeching like that. I thought Yuu-kun would be here if I came, but I don’t see him anywhere......?
Nazunyan, where did you hide Yuu-kun? I won’t get mad at you, so tell me the truth. C’mon, hurry up!
|Whoa, don’t yell at me! You’ll startle me~ Thijiz why...... This is why Mako-chin doesn’t show up for club practice, you know?|
|This is weird......
Even though it felt like the distance between us was shrinking, he’s running away from me again. Yuu-kun is such a difficult child.
Especially now that I know he doesn’t hate me, I figured I’d really go on the attack, but it feels like he’s got me off to a bad start. Besides, Momo-kun isn’t here either, right?
Well, it’s not like it matters whether he’s here or not, but he’s just a freshman. What makes him think he can skip out on practice?
You’re the president, Nazunyan, aren’t you? Why don’t you go to his class and get him?
|Momo-chin contacted me to let me know he can’t come ‘cause he has to practice for the sports festival~ By the way, Mako-chin’s absent for the same reason.|
|So, it’s not my fault then......♪ I was worried that he really started to hate me this time. Where do you get off being so cheeky!?|
|Sorry, sorry. Still, I think it’d be better if you tried not to be too persistent, okay?|
|I know, you don’t have to tell me. After all, Yuu-kun also told me he’d end up hating me if I caused him trouble.
Speaking of trouble, there’s that sports festival.
Even if the summer heat’s finally eased up, it’s still hot. Who decided to have a sports festival? Seriously, are they insane!?
|Izumi-chin, you’re super on edge, huh. It’s not like it’s just Yumenosaki Academy. Other schools have sports festivals too, you know~?|
|Yeah, but Yumenosaki specializes in raising idols, right? Seeing as there aren’t any dream festivals because of the sports festival, they’re really doing their job, huh?|
|That’s ‘cause everyone in the academy’s excited about doing their best to prepare for the sports festival.
Without an event like this, there aren’t many chances for students in the idol, normal, and other academic tracks to mingle.
|Oh please, haven’t we outgrown the ‘hold hands and make friends’ stuff?
It’d be better if they just had an optional sports festival for the people who actually want one to participate in. I hate getting sweaty.
|It seems like you really aren’t keen on the whole ‘sports festival’ idea, but sorry, the tennis club is participating, so I’ll be having you join us, got it?|
|Wait— No way!? I’m definitely not participating......
Actually, hold on. If the tennis club is competing in the sports festival, does that mean Yuu-kun is too?
|Yup, Mako-chin’s gonna be in it too. Oh, Mako-chin already gave me his approval, so you can relax ♪|
|......You seem awfully well-prepared. Maybe, just maybe, did you talk to Yuu-kun about it first because you figured I’d reject you?|
|Ahaha, you’re sharp, Izumi-chin~
Yeah, I knew you’d shoot me down if I asked you before him, so I talked to Mako-chin first.
I decided we’d join the sports festival if there didn’t seem to be any other problems after that ♪
|Hmmm. ......Yuu-kun. Did he say he’s okay with entering a game with me?
Oh, forget what I just said. I’m happy enough just having Yuu-kun on the same team as me.
Yuu-kun gets along best with you, Nazunyan, so you can be with him. I’m fine with Momo-kun.
|This is an odd time to hold yourself back. I think you’ve maybe changed a little from how you used to be, Izumi-chin.
You don’t need to worry, though. I made sure to remind him to just say something if anything bothers him~
If you two competed in the same event, I think he’d tell you bluntly if you did anything out of line, Izumi-chin.
|I just hope he won’t hide his true self like he used to before.
This time, it’s clear-cut that we’ll be out there as a club, so maybe he won’t get too worked up?
|What’s with that way of saying it? Something about it makes me uneasy, Izumi-chin. Anyways, the tennis club will be participating in the sports festival, so make sure to come to practices, okay~?|
|I’ll think about it. Here, Nazunyan, weren’t we going to play tennis?
You’re the only one who can put up a decent fight. It’s been a while, so I guess I’ll try playing seriously......♪
|Scene Change: Soundproof Lesson Room|
|Let’s go, Red Team, let’s go~ Let’s go, Red Team, let’s go~♪
Huh? I should lift my leg a little higher? Umm, like this~? Oh, whoa, this is pretty hard. I’ve just got clothes to practice in on, but I’ll be wearing a different outfit at the cheer contest, right? I wonder what the outfit will be like. Ehehe, I’m looking forward to it~♪
|Let’s go, White Team, let’s go~ Let’s go, White Team......
Come to think of it, Anzu, you ended up on the white team, didn’t you? I’m on the white team too. Wanna join the same game as me?
Hmm, you’ve already got something you’re participating in? Three-legged races are, y’know. You can’t really do it unless you and your partner are completely in sync.
That seems like even more of a pain than the borrowing race. You’re really something to think of joining that, Anzu.
Hm? Oh, I ended up in the borrowing race, obstacle course race, and the tug of war. On top of all that, I have to be a cheerleader too. Isn’t that horrible?
Yeah, I think I should get some sort of reward for being the cheerleader. Maybe I’ll just sleep in the infirmary until the cheer contest starts......?
|The tea club is going to join the borrowing race and ball-toss, so if you don’t want to be in the borrowing race, you’d be in the ball-toss instead, Ritsu-senpai......|
|When I think of how much effort it’d take to pick up and keep tossing balls up into the net in bright sunlight, the borrowing race doesn’t sound as bad.
Uu~...... I get it. I’ll participate in the borrowing race, so don’t tell me to do the ball-toss. As long as the thing to borrow isn’t a pain, I can go straight to the goal. I don’t care about getting first or second place, but I’d like to get the troublesome stuff done and over with quickly.