|Writer: 日日日 (Akira)|
|Location: In Front of the Station|
|Hmm… What’s your name again?|
|Didn’t I introduce myself already? You should care to remember, since we’re partnering up, even if temporary.
No matter. Let me introduce myself once more—I’m Hidaka Hokuto from Trickstar.
|Hidaka… Haha, I thought I’ve heard your voice somewhere before. Even your visage bears some resemblance to him; you must be the rumored son of Hidaka-sensei, right?|
|I mean your father, of course. It appears he has a busy schedule, still being active as an idol, but sometimes, he’d be invited to Reimei Academy as a lecturer and take upon teaching.|
|Aah… My father doesn’t refuse any job offer as a rule, after all. That’s how he preserves for so long in the industry.
Even so, I didn’t think he’d take upon teaching in a rival school, when he’s an alumnus of Yumenosaki.
|I heard he used to keep turning down our offer, out of respect for Yumenosaki Academy.
I don’t know what changed, but around Spring, he suddenly decided to accept the offer.
|Spring… Around the same timing our participation in SS was decided, then.
Why? Why is he training our opponents into stronger enemies? When he didn’t even leave a word of praise for me?
|Who knows? Maybe he wants to knock his rebellious son down a peg, and reeducate him into an obedient, good boy?
I wish you guys wouldn’t bring your family problems to the stage.
But that person is a professional, anyway, so I don’t suppose he’s cutting corners as an educator.
In reality, he is good at teaching… So much that if he decides to retire as an idol, we’d love to have him as Reimei Academy’s exclusive teacher.
I’m learning a lot of things from him, too.
Interesting, isn’t it? The son and the student of the man who was once the top idol will be partnering up.
No—in SS, we’ll fight against each other with naked swords.
Almost like fate. Ah, how bothersome is that… I want to strive on by pursuing things that are purer, brighter, and truer to essence.
That’s what a fine weather is…♪
|I don’t get it. Rather than that, I really want to fix up this plan some, since it’s looking too convenient for Eve.
We’ll need to negotiate for both our ends until our joint lesson in the afternoon.
|Yes yes; that’s such a pain so I refuse!|
|I see. I’ll take that it means you have no particular opinion on the matter.
Then I’ll rework the entire plan to be favorable for Trickstar. No objections, I assume?
|Eichi-kun, Eichi-kun! This kid surprisingly has some gall! I’m peeved!|
|Fufu. Don’t think you can make him obey that easily, just because he’s younger. I’ve lost to them once, myself; you’ll find the rug pulled from under you if you don’t pay attention.|
|Eeh~ So many bothersome things to deal with… What a foul weather…
If I knew I’ll need to do some troubling negotiations, I would have brought Jun-kun with me and left him to do everything.
But well, I’m still Eve’s leader anyway, so I’ll do the important things myself without relying on the underling.
That’s the noblesse oblige, isn’t it? That the King reigns but does not govern is my ideal, though.
Reality never seems to go as we desire, does it? Ah, how vexing.
No helping it, in any case. If I’ll be doing it, I’ll do it seriously. And grasp victory, absolutely.
|(The air around him changed. What a powerful glint. He talks nonsense, but he’s truly the man who was once one of Yumenosaki Academy’s protagonists…
He has the sort of majesty that’s undoubtedly worthy of his past title as one half of fine’s two leading stars.
I’ll be devoured were I to let my guard down.)
|Ah! Right, right! Come to think of it, I brought a souvenir!
It’s already noon and I was feeling famished, so I bought some quiches off a pleasant-looking store I happened to encounter!
I got varieties, so let’s eat together! Here, help yourselves to some…☆
Ah, Eichi-kun, will you pour the tea? By the way, I love salmon quiches, so I won’t give those up to anyone, okay?
|Sure, sure. As you wish, Hiyori-kun.|
|Oh? What’s wrong, Hokuto? You’re slumping…?|
|Nothing… It’s just he eased up the moment I tensed up, which threw me off tune, that’s all.
This is hard to do. You were irrefutably my enemy, the evil, so I was able to challenge you with my all, but…
This time, it’s a joint live, and I still know too little about Tomoe-senpai… I don’t know where to ram my tightened fist to.
|Fufu. You should let your power build up until the day of the Live, when you can finally strike him.
…Hiyori-kun, your taste in tea hasn’t changed, has it? I’ll prepare the one that goes along with quiche♪
|Yes yes, what hospitality! You’re as attentive as ever, Eichi-kun♪
A~an… Munch, munch… Aah, how content.
To eat the quiche packed with the things I love bite-by-bite is none other than supreme bliss. This is a fine weather♪
I wish everything in the world, everything in life, can be the just like that. That everything that blocks my way be pulverized and stuffed into the garbage truck!
|(Aah… No idea why, but I’m so tired. Right, that’s it—it’s like the student council president has cloned. I can see how Tomoe-senpai was a former fine.
But if we’re talking about fine—we’ve won against them once, even if we owed it all to the people who helped us and the fate that sided with us. Let’s not be overwhelmed, and challenge them once more.
And we’ll raise as victors, like before. We have to work hard for that to happen.
Heheh. I’m getting fired up.)
- ↑ Fine weather – you might be aware if you listen to the voice clips in the game, but yes, when Hiyori says “fine weather” (良い日和) or “foul weather” (悪い日和), he is saying his name. It’s a pun since Hiyori’s name (日和) means weather. I’m not sure how other translators do it, but I’ll just translate his catchphrase normally.