|Writer: 結城由乃 (Yuuki Yoshino)|
|Location: Starry Night Festival Stage|
Uu. Forgive me, forgive me~!
To be grouped in a unit together with that “Emperor”, I cannot believe it. If I carelessly make a blunder, my life is as good as over!
However, knowing that it is impossible to not be tense in front of the “Emperor,” should I perhaps make a request to Anzu-dono now... No, Anzu-dono is currently busy.
I do not wish to bother her with my selfishness~ But, but, I’m scared. I want to go home~!
|Shinobun’s the same as usual, huh?|
|That voice is... Nito-dono! Is that you, Nito-dono?!|
|Whoa. There, there. Were you scared enough to come flying into my arms~?|
|I-I mean, it’s that “Emperor,” you know?! *shivers* I’m about ready to start trembling~|
Well, when I’m in front of Tenshouin I become startled too. So it’s not like I don’t understand Shinobun’s feelings~?
But Tenshouin isn’t an arrogant “Emperor.” I came to realize that when were grouped together in the temporary unit.
He’s playful, and if you talk to him he’s pretty interesting~♪
|Uwah, you scared me?! How long have you been standing there~?|
Fufu. Since it seemed like you were having such a fun conversation, I thought it’d be rude to interfere.
But then the topic became about me apparently, you see. So I concealed the sound of my footsteps and listened attentively ♪
|Ah, hey. It’s no good if you hide behind my back, you know? Tenshouin is our comrade after all, so you should get along with him.|
|Umm, you’re... the 1st year Sengoku-kun, aren’t you. To be grouped in the same unit together must be some sort of fate. Please treat me kindly from here on out.|
|P-Please treat me well...|
|Hmm, his smile is still stiff. I wonder if he’s tense?|
|I shall do my best! I will do my best so that I do not anger the “Emperor,” so I would like it if he does not get mad~!|
This is a problem, huh...? I wish to become close with him, but it seems like this is a problem from earlier times.
Even Anzu-chan is wary of me. Am I really that scary, I wonder?
Until you were overthrown in the DDD. Yumenosaki Academy was an absolute monarchy, remember? You couldn’t go against the “Emperor.” You mustn’t go against the Emperor.
Well, after that collapsed it’s been pretty free around here, though.
Even so, the things that you’ve done can’t be erased, and it’s not like you can delete those from our memories, you know~?
How harsh. However, that’s exactly the case.
I meant to do my best to the best of my abilities in the way I thought was fitting, but for you all I’m sure it must have been an oppressive era.
Until Anzu-chan transferred in, this school was stabilized under my control.
I desired a peace akin to pleasant music. But in that stagnant world, happy music was unable to resound.
The school was reborn thanks to that girl... right?
Hardship is what nurtures life. I’m sure that’s the case.
I wonder what kind of music I’ll be able to listen to this time? I pray that it’s a tune that will make my heart dance.
Urm, the “Emperor’s” speech is complicated, so I don’t really understand~?
Anyway, I can take it that you don’t have any complaints about how Yumenosaki Academy is being run right now. Am I correct in thinking that?
|I don’t mind if you perceive it that way. If I had any complaints, I would have regulated the “temporary unit” system even after that event, after all.|
|Now that you mention it, I was grouped with Tenshouin in the “temporary unit” called “Knight Killers,” huh?
Kuro-chin was there during that time too, so I didn’t really talk to you did I~?
The joy I felt at Tsukinaga-kun returning was so great, you see. Really, I’m glad that he came back.
Boredom kills a person after all. Without a moderate amount of pleasure, you would no longer be able to find a reason for living.
Aah, how fun. I’m in a content mood...♪ Just imagining the sounds that will be played by the members here makes me want to dance ♪
I do not really get it, but he appears to be having fun, yes~?
It makes me cheerful as well~☆ *bounce bounce* ♪
Oh, it looks like Shinobun’s gone back to how he normally is?
With this we might be able to manage on the actual day. Shinobun, do you think you could do a handshake with Tenshouin?
A, a handshake you say?!
The moment he grasps my hand, he’ll crush it, and verbally abuse me with a smile won’t he~?! Uu, forgive me, forgive me!
|...Just what sort of impression of me does he have of me, I wonder?|
Umm. It might be that of an evil “Emperor.” Well, Shinobun’s shyness is more extreme than Hajime-chin after all.
Telling him to get along with you right away would probably be asking too much~? But to be so distant after being grouped together in such a rare occasion would be sad, no?
Shinobun, Tenshouin isn’t a tyrant. He’s our comrade. After hearing Tenshouin speak, you understand that too, don’t you Shinobun?
(Nito-dono is correct. Due to him being the “Emperor,” I flinched.)
(However, he is not an “enemy” for the duration of the “Starry Night Festival.” He is a comrade.)
(And I am not alone. Nito-dono and... Anzu-dono are alongside with me ♪)
(As proof of that, Anzu-dono is casually putting my hand into the “Emperor’s” hand–)
H-Huuh?! Why am I holding onto the “Emperor’s” hand?!
To say it irritated you while looking on, Anzu-dono is truly the most manly person in our school...!
|Here we go, Shinobun. Follow my lead and sing~♪|
|Nin nin ☆ Understood~♪|
|Oh my, I’d wish you’d include me as well. Being left out is sad after all.|
(As expected of Tenshouin. His skill as a singer is outstanding.)
(But even I won’t lose!)
(Oh my, it looks like he came to compete with me, huh. Fufufu, that’s the spirit ♪)
(As well as being your friend, he possesses a fighting spirit that won’t let you take even one step back. That is the leader of Ra*bits, Nito Nazuna-kun ♪)