|Writer: 日日日 (Akira)|
|Your wallet fell out of your pocket while you were teetering around making all that fuss.
I couldn’t ignore that, so I picked it up, y’see~?
Here. It’s yours, right?
|Eh, huh? Umm, if it pleases you, you can have it…!|
|Haa? Nah, I’m not that troubled for some changes~ Aren’t you misunderstanding something?
Wow, this is awful… do I seriously look like bad news? Doesn’t it kinda seem like he’s scared of me? It’s not like I’ll do anything bad, though~
Here. Your wallet. Money’s important; keep a firm hold on it. These days, money is what makes the world go ‘round, after all.
Saying goes that when you lose money, you lose your head. Isn’t that right, Yuuki Makoto-san?
|S-Sure… Huh? Why do you know my name?|
|Hmm? Aren’t you Yuuki Makoto-san from Trickstar~?|
|Y-Yeah… Ehehe, have we finally gotten famous?
I have people I don’t know approaching me these days, it’s such a surprise♪
|Not really, pretty sure you’re still a no-name, from a national perspective. I’ve never heard of you until I dug out some info either.|
|Eh, you looked us up? Why? I don’t get it but it’s scary!|
|Hmm~… On the other hand, do you have no idea who I am?
Well, I am the newest guy in Eden, and they’re such a flashy bunch I might be overshadowed in comparison, so~
|Eden… You mean that Eden? Considered the top among student idols, the strongest candidate for winning SS!?
Ah… don’t tell me you guys are the one we’re co-starring with in Summer Live? Uwaah, matching up against Eden is too much!
|No, it’s a joint live not a match, and we’re participating as Eve, not Eden.
Hmm~… Judging from that reaction, doesn’t seem like you’ve dug up on us.
We’re being made light of, I see. Keh, don’t be so full of yourself just because you’ve gotten a little popular.
We took the trouble to free up some time in our packed schedule to come all the way here, y’know?
|Huh!? He’s begun sulking! What a difficult kid…!
Umm, I’m sorry. It’s just we haven’t received any detailed explanation on the Summer Live, see?
|So you neglected looking up even a little about the people you’ll be costarring with~? That’s stuck-up.
What, are you some little chick merely waiting to be fed while opening your mouth?
You’re just setting yourself up as a perfect prey for us, y’know~?
|U-Uh… Could it be you’re… picking a fight with me?|
|Yep, we came from afar all to pick a fight with you guys.
It’s only half a year until SS. The struggle’s started since a long time ago.
You’ll be erased out of it in no time if you keep idling like that~
Well, whatever. Can’t be bugging on you too much, and I’ve got something else to do, anyway…
‘Scuse me for now. I’ll be in your care during afternoon practice.
|Ah, yes… S-Suddenly he’s being all polite and bowing his head? I don’t get this kid!|
|Kid… we’re the same age. If you keep makin’ fun of me like that, I might chomp on you, starting from the head, y’know~?
Anyway… Well then, if you’ll excuse me.
|Wow, he really did salute politely and go off somewhere…
W-What was that? I was too panicked to think, but could I have been rude towards him?
Hnn? Huh, I didn’t notice that Anzu-chan’s gone! Looking back, she didn’t join in the conversation at all, did she?
Ah… That’s Anzu-chan! She’s walking over here!
Geez, where did you go off to~? We’re always telling you this but at least say a word if you’re going! No suddenly disappearing! I don’t like it!
This thug-like boy was picking a fight with me; it was so scary!
Huh? Oh, I see… You forgot to buy a drink for yourself so you went back to the vending machine corner, Anzu-chan?
Ahaha, you should’ve bought both at once~♪
That’s so like you though, Anzu-chan. Whew, I feel soothed♪
Ehehe. So how about we forget all of that and play some games? Let’s start with our objective, that game my Game Club senpai developed, is that okay?
|Wait, there’s the boy from before! I-It seems he was after the same game as me…?
Aaah, Anzu-chan, you’ve inserted a coin into the machine?
Eh? ‘You wanted to play with this game, right?’ That’s true, but! There’s the matter of timing and all…!
Aah, now we’re in! In any case, if we don’t play it’ll be a waste of money, so I’ll go for it, okay?
I still have no idea about the controls~ And that scary kid is my opponent!
|Ooh… You’re challenging me? Pretty gutsy despite your looks, eh?
Haha, I’ll gladly take the fight you’re picking~♪
|No! This is just a coincidence and a mistake! Aah geez, why does it feel like some force is at work to get me involved with that boy!?
What trick of fate is this, God…!?