|Writer: 日日日 (Akira)|
|Location: Summer Live Stage|
|Ooi, Eve! Sorry to interrupt when you’re having fun talking between yourselves, but we should do a rehearsal before the event starts.|
|Yes. I want to see both Trickstar and Eve gather on the stage once.|
|Hmm? What’s wrong, Yuuki? You don’t look well. It’s a little too early to be getting heatstroke, right?|
|Ah, no, I’m okay… Actually, I’ve been doing really well lately♪|
|Your ‘I’m okay’ is too often surprisingly untrustworthy, you know… Does something about this affair disturb you? You’re making that kind of face.|
|Ah, no… I’m okay. I think it’s just my imagination.|
|…? You’re always so withdrawn—never saying what you think.
We’re comrades, aren’t we? If something comes to mind, you should feel free to tell us about it.
It’s right before the show. While changing up the performance somewhere would be impossible…
We can probably modify the little details. I’ll do everything in my power, so tell me.
|Ahaha. You’re so serious, Hidaka-kun… Your expression has gotten stiff; are you nervous?
All right, let me reveal my special joke here to make you laugh♪
|Guys, stop the chatter and let’s rehearse. We have guests from another school here, so be good boys.
You’ll shame Yumenosaki Academy if you play around like always.
Our work partners are doing things properly, you know? Look at those two slipping into work mode…
We need to follow their example on that aspect.
|Oh, you’re right. Ohii-san’s waving his hand to the fans who have gathered. He’s like a gentle-looking beauty if he’s quiet, isn’t he?
It seems he’s fully into his work mode: his aura utterly changed! That’s amusing~♪”
|Should you really be amused? We won’t be giving a good impression by whispering among ourselves like this.
At least let’s mingle with Eve.
|That’s true. Ooi, Sazanami-kun! Come over here♪|
|Please don’t call out to me like you’re summoning a dog… We’re going to rehearse, right? I’ll do some warmups, so please wait.|
|Ah, let’s do it together. One, two, three, four♪
You’re pretty well-built, aren’t you, Sazanami-kun? You’re like the action stars that appear in kung fu movies♪
|What’s with the comparison…? Nothing to lose from building muscles, right? Though actually I’ve been gaining too much it slows me down, so I’m keeping it in moderation lately.
When you gain muscles, not only your body weight increase, you’re limiting your range of motion.
Also, Ohii-san hates muscles so… he’d be all like ‘You’re so sweaty!’ to me.
We’re not girls, there’s limit to looking soft and elastic when putting on fat.
So I think it’s preferable to build muscles. Ohii-san’s all squashy, y’know? His belly, for one.
|Jun-kun, Jun-kun! Aren’t you spreading information that might smear my honor?
Remember that I can sue you! My family might have fallen, but we’re capable of employing groups of private lawyers, no problem!
Well, whatever! There’s really no time, so let’s quickly get the rehearsal done and over with! I’ll be taking charge, is that okay? I don’t care for objections♪
|Talk about controlling… Well, I’m still inexperienced as a leader, so I’ll leave it to you. In fact, I’ll be learning from you.|
|Yes yes! Learn all you want and be good boys, Trickstar♪
Then let’s get into the devised positions! Subaru-kun, Mao-kun, come over here! Hokuto-kun and Makoto-kun should go to Jun-kun!
We’ll be performing in groups of three.
Well, we decided on this together and practiced according to it, so there’s no need to explain it all over again, I suppose.
|Hmm~ Trickstar and Eve merging together, huh.
I think it’s easier for me to have Trickstar and Eve move separately, though.
|I wish you wouldn’t bring up that argument again. Our numbers differ; it doesn’t look beautiful for a group of four and another of two to perform separately.
Considering each of our abilities and looks, as well as the songs we’ll perform in Summer Live and the audience that will gather… this positioning is, to my conclusion, the most efficient answer.
Well, just take my word for now and do as I say.
Your solidarity is enviable, but I think it’s refreshing to see you acting in separate groups for once.
Even separated, you’re still atop the same stage, anyway.
|True enough. If it means looking balanced, then I really welcome the plan. I mean, it’s me who always has to take great pains to keep these guys from running off to different directions as they like.|
|That’s how you truly feel, Isara? I’m sorry for giving you a tough time. Reflect on it, Akehoshi.|
|Huh~!? Why do you say that as if I’m the insensitive one here?|
|(Hmm~… Maybe it’s in my head, after all. Trickstar is acting normal, right?
For some reason, this Summer Live… Actually, ever since we started spending time with Eve, I’ve got this weird feeling.
Is it just because this is the first time we’ve had to work with another school?
I thought even if unbalanced, to make the most out of it… to pull through together to the end is Trickstar’s strength.
I feel like that ‘asset’ is being trampled on under the pretense of pretty words.
I hope I’m worried over nothing.)
|? What’s wrong, Ukki? You’re wearing a scary look on you. Smile, smile♪
The audience have gathered! If you’re an idol, you’ve got to smile!
|Y-Yeah. Sorry, Akehoshi-kun…♪|