|Writer: 結城由乃 (Yuuki Yoshino)|
|Location: Sports Festival Grounds|
|(As soon as the starting pistol sounded, everyone took off running......)
(Keep it up, keep it up. This is exactly how you young’uns should be......♪)
(Well~ I can talk about it like it doesn’t concern me, but seeing as I’m participating in the borrowing race, I’ll have to go get a paper with an item and find one to borrow too.)
|Oh, “glasses,” huh? That’s pretty standard for borrowing races~ Good thing I didn’t get something weird ♪|
|Ma~kun, give me a piggyback ride~ And then carry me to the goal~......♪|
|Whoa! You caught me off guard! My paper says “glasses,” not “Ritsu,” okay?
You should hurry up and grab a paper too. If you don’t get a move on, you’ll end up with the last one~
|Well, you know what they say. Last, but not least. Anyways, let’s change the thing you’re supposed to borrow~ Ma~kun, if you have a pen on you, give it to me for a sec.|
|It’s against the rules to change the stuff to borrow, c’mon...... I don’t have a pen, so give it up.
Ritsu, I’m going to go look for glasses, so don’t go causing trouble for anyone while I’m gone, okay?
|Uu~...... He shook me off and ran away. What a lousy childhood friend. I’ll complain about it ‘til your ears fall off later~ I’ll curse you~......
It’s hot...... I’m exhausted...... I just wanna hurry up and find what I have to borrow and finish the race so I can go crash in the nice, shady tent......
(Ma~kun was right. I took my time walking, so I’m stuck with the last paper. What does it say to borrow?...... A parasol?)
(The spectators have a tent over them, so no one’s gonna have a parasol out. Even so, if I went around asking people one by one, someone might have one with them.)
|(No way, this is gonna take forever, isn’t it? Uu~...... Maybe I’ll just pretend like I tried really hard and still couldn’t find one anywhere and drop out of the race.)
(The sunlight is really strong...... I feel like I’m gonna roast and burn up into a pile of ash~ I even feel like I can hear my brother’s voice.)
(Why does his voice have to be the last thing I hear? That’s horrible.)
|Ritsu~! Keep it up, Ritsu! Onii-chan is here rooting for you, so perk up......♪|
|(Ugh, I wasn’t just hearing things...... Even though he gets to sit under the tent, he still has his parasol out for some reas— Wait. His parasol?)|
|Ohhh, did Ritsu hear me? Ritsu~! Onii-chan is here! Your beloved Onii-chan is right here~......♪|
|Beloved? If anything, I absolutely hate you, though?
(Ah~ What should I do? Luckily— Unluckily, that brother of mine brought a parasol, but if I borrowed it from him, I’d owe him one.)
(It’d suck if he asked me to call him “Onii-chan” or something in return, huh. That’s so gross I can already feel the bile rising.)
|Is something wrong? You’re just staring at me......? Could it be that Onii-chan’s love has finally reached you, Ritsu......!?
Ritsu, Onii-chan is so happy......
Wait, why are you trying to steal away my parasol?
|Cut the complaining and lend it to me.|
|Of course. If it was for you, Ritsu, I would gladly give you even my very life......♪|
|Taking your life would be a pain in the ass, so I’ll pass. I wouldn’t be able to throw it away with the rest of the oversized garbage, so it’d really be a pain to deal with.|
|Uuu, I got called a “pain” twice...... and that second time, he really emphasized it.
Well, that’s alright. You need a parasol, right?
Take this and run to the goal. Oh, also, you don’t need to give it back to me. You just keep using it, alright?
After all, I brought this parasol for you in the first place. I’m glad that it’ll be useful to you......♪
|Stop talking like you expect something in return. I’m not gonna thank you for this, got it?
(*sigh*~...... I wasted a lot of time talking to him for nothing. The people who found their stuff are all scrambling to get first place, but...)
(I’m fine like this, huh? I’ll just go at my own leisurely, relaxed pace......♪)
(I don’t want to go all-out for some silly game. I’ll just check some random paper and go find whatever it—)
(Hang on, wait. “Glasses”...... This means I have to find glasses!?)
|Heaven’s on my side......! It’s glasses. Glasses. Those are Yuu-kun’s trademarkkkk......♪
I’ve thought for ages that those horrendous glasses were ruining Yuu-kun’s charm, but I never thought I’d say this.
Just for today, I’m really thankful for you, Glasses ♪
(Alright, I can’t just get all excited here, huh?)
(I have to go look for Yuu-kun and borrow his glasses, ufufu. Where are you~? No matter where you go, Onii-chan will always find you......♪)
|Makoto! Sorry, but can I borrow your glasses?|
|Oh, for the borrowing race?|
|Yeah. Oh~ You can’t really see anything without your glasses, though, can you?
You’re also in the race, so if I borrowed them from you, you wouldn’t be able to make it to the goal, would you? If it’d be too hard on you, I can go ask someone else.
|Ahaha, don’t sweat it. I figured glasses would be one of the items for the borrowing race, so I brought a spare pair with me~
I made sure to bring a pair with the right prescription so I won’t end up in a panic with glasses I can’t use like last time ♪
|Really? Then it’s okay if I borrow these, right~? ♪ Thanks, Makoto.|
|Yeah, no problem~
Eh, huh? I put on the spare glasses, but I can’t see anything!? Did I mess up and bring a pair with the wrong prescription?
I have to go explain to Isara-kun and get the other pair back!
|That scared me! Umm~...... You’re Izumi-san, right? Why are you charging straight at me?|
|Glasses! Glasses! Glasses!|
|Okay, even if you shout “glasses” at me over and over, I...... Calm down, Izumi-san. Can you tell me what happened?|
|Yuu-kun, your glasses! Why aren’t you wearing your glasses? Did you trip and break them?|
|I’m not that clumsy! Uh, Isara-kun asked to borrow them, so I gave them to him. I tried putting on my spare pair, but the prescription’s off......
That aside, what’s with you and glasses, Izumi-san? ......Did you get glasses as your object to borrow too?
|That’s righttttt. If it’s come to this, I’ll just take you to the goal! Come cross the finish line with Onii-chan......♪|