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Writer: 日日日 (Akira)
Summer Flowers Chapter 9
Location: Garden Space
Makoto Yuuki Summer School No Glasses Dialogue Render
I’m seriously so sorry! I ruined the field you worked so hard to plow!
Hinata Aoi Summer School Dialogue Render

Aaaah… I’m telling you, you don’t have to apologise that much!

Thankfully I’d already harvested pretty much all the important vegetables with Anzu-san’s help.

The part you stepped on was just leftover land I’d planted some flower seeds in.

So even if I’d managed to raise them properly, we still wouldn’t be able to make a nice meal out of them or anything.

Makoto Yuuki Summer School No Glasses Dialogue Render

Still, that’s no excuse… Flowers have lives, too! But I crushed them under my feet!

Wait a second, okay? I’ll check the part I stepped on and see if there are any seeds that survived!

Hinata Aoi Summer School Dialogue Render

No need… Anzu-san told me you’re participating in some sort of event right now– you should prioritize that!

You’re an idol! You can’t go abandoning your job for something this unnecessary!

Look at me– I’ve so much free time that I’m out here playing with dirt!

So to me, you seem a bit arrogant, or vain, or, like…how do I put it…wasteful?

Makoto Yuuki Summer School No Glasses Dialogue Render
Ah, uh… No, this isn’t work or anything…
Hinata Aoi Summer School Dialogue Render

Still! Compared to my little gardening hobby here, what you’re doing is like elegant idol work!

Not to mention you’re doing this with a bunch of other people, like Sora-kun from the Game Research Club! You shouldn’t interrupt their work for your own selfish desires!

Makoto Yuuki Summer School No Glasses Dialogue Render
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Hinata Aoi Summer School Dialogue Render

Well, that is mighty cocky for a junior like me to say…

But yeah, seriously, no need to worry about it. I wasn’t even completely sure about raising those flowers to begin with.

They were kinda out of season. Those flowers were supposed to be planted in spring, but they were just sitting in the storehouse, so I decided to see if I could grow them just for fun…

So they probably wouldn’t have sprouted no matter how well I raised them.

It’s summer, after all! Flowers can die from all the strong sunlight they bathe in.

Heheh! I looked into this stuff for my gardening, so I’d say I’ve become pretty well-informed when it comes to horticulture ♪

Makoto Yuuki Summer School No Glasses Dialogue Render
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Hinata Aoi Summer School Dialogue Render
Yuuki-senpai? Uhh…You really, really don’t have to worry, yeah? I’m alright!
Makoto Yuuki Summer School No Glasses Dialogue Render

Mhhm. I don’t think people who repeatedly say they’re “alright” are actually very alright.

I mean…it’s more like, the more they repeat it, the less believable it gets… It loses all meaning.

Let’s do it like this, Hinata-kun. Would you like to help me out with the event I’m participating in?

I think Sakasaki-kun will give you a nice reward… And I’ll give you half of the money I’ll get, too.

Use that money to replace the flower seeds I crushed. I know money isn’t the problem here, but I want to make up for what I did, even if just by a little bit.

Hinata Aoi Summer School Dialogue Render
No, no, I really don’t need you to repay me… I was given those seeds cuz they were left over and would probably be thrown away otherwise, so I didn’t spend money on them or anything.
Makoto Yuuki Summer School No Glasses Dialogue Render

Still, let me do this anyway. Honestly, it’s just me being selfish.

But of course, if you do buy the seeds, I’ll help you out with the plowing, planting, harvesting and everything.

Well, I want you to let me help you… Please. I can’t settle down otherwise.

Hinata Aoi Summer School Dialogue Render

Uhh… Well, if it’ll satisfy you...

Heheh. You’re really such a soft-hearted person, or, no… How can I even describe someone like you?

You're a rare type of person I’ve never really come across before.

There must be so many interesting people in this world Yuuta-kun and I don’t know about!

I’m so glad we entered Yumenosaki… I don’t think I ever would’ve come across you if Yuuta-kun and I were still lost in the back streets by ourselves.

Well, whatever. Umm, how can I help you?

Sure I like games and think I’m pretty good at them and all, but I’m nowhere near as good as you, Yuuki-senpai! Can I really be of any help…?

Makoto Yuuki Summer School No Glasses Dialogue Render

Yep! You said you did research and learned a bunch about horticulture, right?

I want to borrow some of your information in order to clear the game.

Hinata Aoi Summer School Dialogue Render
...What do you mean?
Makoto Yuuki Summer School No Glasses Dialogue Render

Heheh. In this game, you play as a bee collecting honey from flowers.

Sakasaki-kun’s meticulousness really shows… The flowers are really faithful to their real conditions.

Like the places where they grow, the beneficial insects they carry… All that stuff is based on the way they are in real life.

Of course, there are video game-style elements mixed in as well-- for example, some of the flowers are super huge.

But, yeah. I’m sure all the information you learned will help me out. So, please, lend me some of your power.

I mean, sure, who even am I to ask you for help, when I’m the one who stepped all over your field?!

But…I figured this is much better than apologizing or giving you money.

You’re an amazing, incredible kid, Hinata-kun. I want to make you active. I want to make tons of people know about you.

Isn’t that the best present an idol could possibly ask for?

I’m sure there are so many flowers out there who die before they ever get to bloom, who are crushed before they ever see the light of day. But if such a flower has even the smallest bit of potential, then I want to make it bloom.

Hinata Aoi Summer School Dialogue Render

Wowzers, so abstract! But, well, I think I get what you mean.

...Thanks, Yuuki-senpai. I’m pretty happy. I feel like I can sorta relate to that flower that can’t bloom.

You found that flower and wanted to make sure it bloomed. Thank you for that.

Guess I’ll try to be a little useful, so that I can pay you back for those feelings of yours! Aoi Hinata shall now start feasting on sweet honey ♪

Heheh… You carried me away, Yuuki-senpai! You made me say some really embarrassing stuff!

Translation: Kona
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