|Writer: 結城由乃 (Yuuki Yoshino)|
|Location: Sports Festival Grounds|
|Yuu-ku~n! Today’s the sports festival! I hardly got paired with you at all during the practices, so I’ve been lonely~ Yuu-kun......!|
|Hey, wait! Don’t rub your cheek on mine! If you’re too pushy, I really will start to hate you, okay?|
|I know, I know. You don’t like it when I’m clingy.
That said, I was measuring how close I can get to see how much you’ll let slide.
I thought rubbing our cheeks together would be within the realm of acceptable skinship, but you didn’t like it. Will you at least let me hold your hand, Yuu-kun?
|No. That’s gross. If people saw us two guys holding hands, they’d do a double take and assume something was up.|
|Th- Then, how about putting my arm around your shoulder!?|
|That would put us even closer, though!? I’d get it if this was the three-legged race, but there’s no reason to put your arm on my shoulder in the borrowing race......
Speaking of the three-legged race, Anzu-chan will be competing, huh?
I- I wish I’d been in the running to be her partner~ Though I guess it doesn’t help to tell you that, Izumi-san.
I should be saying this kind of stuff to Anzu-chan herself......♪
|W- Why are you glaring off into space? You have a pretty face, so it makes a strong impression when you glare like that and it’s kinda scary......|
|Huh? You just praised me!? Hey, say what you just said again!
Tell me, “Izumi-san is so pretty and cool, I’m proud to have him as my big brotherrrrr”......☆
|I didn’t say that! I didn’t say that much!
Anyways, save that conversation for later! The borrowing race is going to start, so focus on that, okay?
|Okay, you’re feeling bashful now, I get it. You’re cute when you’re embarrassed too, Yuu-kun......☆|
|T- This is impossible. No matter what I say to Izumi-san now, he’ll just twist it to sound positive. He seems ecstatic, so I think it’d probably be a good idea not to talk to him......?|
|Umm, Ritsu-kun? You haven’t moved a muscle this whole time. Are you just focusing?|
|Uu~...... It’s so hot~...... I can’t do this~...... I’m gonna drop dead~......|
|A- Are you okay? If you aren’t feeling well, you should rest in the first aid tent...... Oh, do you want a sports drink?
I have one in my bag. I’ll run and grab it ♪
|Rather than getting a drink...... I’d prefer if you’d take me somewhere shady...... I want to take a nap somewhere nice and cool......♪
Besides, I thought I said some nasty stuff to you before, Yuu-kun. Normally, you wouldn’t go trying to approach someone like that, you know.
And yet, here you are striking up a conversation as though you’ve forgotten it all. You have nerves of steel, although you don’t look like it...... Maybe?
|Hey, Kuma-kun. Who gave you permission to call “Yuu-kun” that? The only one allowed to call Yuu-kun “Yuu-kun” is me.
Also, were you bullying Yuu-kun while I wasn’t around? And you, too, Yuu-kun. Why didn’t you tell your big brother that someone was bullying you?
Don’t worry, though! Your big bro will get rid of anyone who bullies you, Yuu-kun!
Did anyone else bully you? Those guys in Trickstar aren’t bullying you, are they?
You’re such a strong and patient kid, Yuu-kun, so I worry about you. Your poor brother won’t be at ease without knowing about all of your relationships!
|Ah, your love is too clingy...... This is why I didn’t tell you, Izumi-san. I had an idea that it would probably end up like this if I did......
Still, you got angry on my behalf about Ritsu-kun bullying me, which is something I should thank you for, but...
I don’t think what Ritsu-kun said to me was bullying. If anything, he was kind enough to give me a warning, asking if it was okay if I kept running away.
If it hadn’t been for that, I might not have been able to face you, Izumi-san. ......Although, I still don’t completely understand you.
|No matter how close you may be, it’s not like you can understand everything about another person.
Even relatives are like that, so just think of how it is with strangers. Having just a slight difference in opinions will drive a wedge through the relationship.
Even though we’re family, Ma~kun and I had a period like that. Will it end here? Will we pull through? Well, Ma~kun and I managed to get past it, but...
What will happen with you two......?
I know now that you aren’t deliberately trying to hurt Secchan, but I can’t tell whether you two are making any progress or not, you know?
|Ahaha, I wish Izumi-san would stop being like an overprotective mothe— Or, actually, like an overprotective brother, though.|
|Y- Yuu-kun...... You think of me as your big brother, huh, Yuu-kun!
I’m so happy and grateful, I’m going to cryyyy......☆
|Don’t cling to me! You’re going to stretch out my pe clothes!|
|Hm~...... Is that Anzu over in the first-aid tent? It looks like she’s waving.|
|Oh, you’re right. Anzu-chan said she ended up as Sagami-sensei’s helper, so that must be why she’s in the first-aid tent.
Come to think of it, wasn’t that the direction you were glaring, Izumi-san......? Huh? Did you notice she was there?
|It’s the same as looking for you, Yuu-kun. You just have to look for people where they’re likely to be.
Although I hardly have to look for Anzu and still find her right away.
|What the heck, that’s creepy...... A- Anyways, I’ll wave back to her......
Anzu-cha~n, I’ll do my best, so cheer for me ♪