|Writer: 日日日 (Akira)|
|Location: Student Council Room|
|Hmm. I think I’ve grasped the outline of the Summer Live, for the most part.|
|Really, now. I suppose having the chance to explain things to you is one benefit to take from our guest’s late entrance.
If Eve—or more like Hiyori-kun decides to throw away this job, Summer Live won’t be able to happen…
We’ll have no choice but to cancel, so all this explanation may go to waste.
Ah, no, when that happens, perhaps I should have some random unit from our school participate as Eve’s replacement.
Judging from recent events, Valkyrie and Switch should do.
I’ll be able to unearth some inside facts about those secretive units by pitting them against Trickstar.
You all have the fervor that can bring out the wholeness of the opponent you collide against, after all.
|I’ll take that as a compliment. Even if I dislike how that makes us sound like poison tasters, or rather, human sacrifices.
No matter who we go against, we’ll never cut corners; we’ll fight with everything of us, without running away.
|That’s what I expect of you. You’re still young, anyway, so without thinking too hard about the distant future…
I want you to make the most out of every second with determination—such that you won’t mind even if your fire were to die out this moment.
|That’s what we strive for. Still, Summer Live only lasts a day, but the preparation period looks needlessly long.
I don’t believe constructing the stage and advertising the event should take that much time and effort.
|Yes. While the Live itself is important, I want you to take care to interact with the people from the other school.
It’s your first interschool match; it must not be so easy to get used to foreign culture.
I’m not forcing you to be friends with them, of course, since they’re enemies you eventually have to kill, anyway.
The preparation period may seem long, but it’s only one-week long.
Get them to take you seriously during that period; I don’t care if it’s antagonism or pure hatred, make them lay bare some form of genuine emotion.
It doesn’t matter that your opponent is a senior, or a member of the strongest unit. Howl and sink your teeth into them and fight to your last breath.
All to seek out even the slightest hint to conquering Eden.
It’s in war that the true nature of human becomes bare. You should challenge them, provoke them, get them to take you seriously. Isn’t that your forte, Hokuto?
|Am I really that confrontational? Akehoshi also said something similar.|
|The fact you don’t realize that is both a problem and your strength.
…Hmm? I got a text from Tsumugi. It seems Hiyori-kun is finally coming.
We ended up relaxing and dwelling on idle chat, but you should straighten your posture now.
I think Hiyori-kun would make some really outrageous statements, but try not to be thrown off.
Counter his words proudly. Stay quiet and you’ll be swallowed by his one-sided babbling.
|Yes yes, I hear someone gossiping about me!
Thank you! For thinking about me! For sacrificing a slice of your lifetime!
That’s the way, keep at it! Lift up the domination of your soul to Tomoe Hiyori, more and more!
Hello! I’m sorry for being late—at least I’ll leave an apology as a formality!
Why, it’s the man you’ve been waiting for! Here is Tomoe Hiyori of Eve…☆
|Hey, now… What a big attitude coming from someone who arrived unbelievably late. Not that I didn’t expect it.
Can you at least pretend to be a little apologetic?
Anyway, your voice is as loud as ever. Look at how perplexed you’ve left this child… Hokuto, be. He’s making the face of a pigeon who’s been shot by a peashooter.
|Yes yes, my loud voice is a born trait!
Since I’ve been born to this world, I shall take to assert myself with my all! I have a large lung capacity anyway, so doing so does not disadvantage me by any means!
Rather than that! Wow, Eichi-kun! It’s really you, Eichi-kun! Long time no see!
What a shock to see you’re still breathing…♪
|…Are you dissatisfied that I’m alive?|
|Not really? I don’t care either way!
I’m not in fine anymore; not your pawn, right? So Eichi-kun, you no longer have much impact on my life—you’re a stranger!
|Huh. Talk about cheeky. I’m telling you this as a sarcasm, but: I’m glad to see you haven’t changed… Hiyori-kun. Once again, long time no see.
Thank you for answering to our invitation for Summer Live.
Come on, Hokuto, you should give your work partner a greeting or two.
Pleased to meet you. I’m the leader of Trickstar, who will costar with you in the Summer Live… My name is Hidaka Hokuto.
It’s an honor to be able to work with you.
|Hmm? Ah, I know I know! This is a joint live, right?
I’m not that interested so I didn’t bother to look it up, but I see… Trickstar, is what you’re called?
Hello! Let’s try to get along! I hope you would work hard as our prop, Trickstar♪
|…Prop, you say?|
|Right. If just that much can make you angry, you’ll have a tough time forming a conversation with him, so swallow that down. First, since it won’t get anywhere like this, please keep your greetings normal.
But still…your boasting is as big as ever; I trust your skills haven’t rusted either?
|Ahaha! You’ve been acting so strangely condescending since we started, Eichi-kun! That’s funny, are you misunderstanding that you’re above me? How wretched!|
|I’ll return the exact same words to you, Hiyori-kun.|
|(Wow, I can see sparks flying… This two were supposed to be part of the same fine, but…
From the looks of it, do they not get along very well?)