|Writer: 結城由乃 (Yuuki Yoshino)|
|Alllright, time to get back to practice! This time we’re going to do some 2 on 2, you know. The teams will be split up the same as we had for practice partners before..... ☆|
|That means it’s Takamine and I pairing up, and you and Subaru are our opponents, right, Team Captain?|
|I’m going to be with Club Captain Chi-chan again~?|
|Why don’t you want to, Akehoshi! This is a chance to show off the results of our practice, you know!|
|Mm~ well, rather than having your smothering defense all over me, it might be easier to win if I’m paired up with you?|
|Having us as your opponents, I can’t abide you saying that it’d be an easy victory, see~? Hey, Takamine, having something like that said about you, you can’t just stay quiet, can you?|
|Ughh. However this goes, I won’t be able to be useful, so I don’t have any confidence, you know...
Before, when we had practice games with other schools, too, right at the beginning I got singled out and blocked where I stood, and I ended up getting fouled out, and all...
Even if I’m passed the ball, I don’t feel like I could move.....
|Takamine, have more confidence in yourself. You have good presence even just standing there, and all. You really do look like a first-rate basketball player, though, don’t you....?|
|That’s right, you know. Takamin, cheer up! With your height, if you were to get serious, it would be a problem! Ah, no.
It would be a problem, so it would be helpful if you didn’t get serious! Takamin, you’re fine like that, okay!
|No, Takamine! Cheer up! Face us! Put all of your being into the ball. Matches are something you should put all of your power into, you know..... ☆|
|Ughh, I don't like this..... I’m being cheered on whether I try hard or not, this is so annoying.....
Being in a competition is a pain. I want to die....
|Hey, hey. You can’t lose over something like this before the match starts, right~? Well, today is purely just practice and all, so you just have to go into it lightheartedly.
I’ll basically handle the moving, so you just have to stay aware of the defense.
|Okay, if I won’t go around with the ball, then..... at any rate, I just have to defend the hoop, right.....?|
|Ohh, that’s good! Takamine in front of the hoop with both hands raised is overwhelming! It’s splendid! As expected of the “Takamine Barricade,” isn’t it..... ☆|
|I always think this, but I wish you wouldn’t give me weird nicknames.....|
|So then, we’ll start on the offense, okay~! Get ready! Sari~, Takamin! I won’t lose to Takamin’s defense. Shoot~☆|
|Whoa! Don’t start all the sudden, okay.|
|Ahh~ I was cut off by Sari~ But, I’m going to get it back soon, so~☆|
|Heheh. I’m always playing basketball with you, so I can generally read your movements, so, see!|
|I won’t let you do that!|
|(His reactions are fast, aren’t they? Is this the effects of their practice just now? At this rate, the situation seems as though the ball will be taken from me while I’m holding it and all, if I pass it to Takamine....)|
|Hyah! ☆ You underestimated me, Isara! I’ve got the ball!|
|C-Club Captain......!? Crap, it was taken! Takamine, the Club Captain is coming your way!|
|Ugh! He’s coming over here, you......
(Ummm...... now that I think about it, I was going to get a yurucharacter mascot from [player]-senpai if I did my best at club activities....)
(So I have to do it right. I feel like the defense had something to do too....)
(I’m certain.. I have to use my hands and steal the ball, was it.....)
(Am I okay just spreading out both my arms, and taking a pose like “I won’t let you get any farther”....?)
|How showy, Takamine Barricade....! However, I will not falter, no matter how high the wall is! I shall break through splendidly..... ☆|
|(Morisawa-senpai, he’s making such a serious face, isn’t he.... If only he would be like this all the time. But his words and acts are kind of.....?)
(I feel like I’m going to be pushed down by his force. He easily slipped past my frame, and he’s heading for the hoop, making a beeline for it.....)
(This is no good. At this rate, he will score a point. I... just stood there. Standing there like a scarecrow, I was overwhelmed by Morisawa-senpai’s movements....)
(But, it’s not over yet. He hasn’t made the point yet.)
|(Good, Takamine. He’s not giving up, coming to take a swipe at me. That’s a boy, that’s cool, you know..... ☆)
(In that case, I won’t hold back either. Stop me, Takamine....!)
|(Uwah, even though I managed to stop his movement, he got past me..... And on top of that, he’s in a position to shoot. I’m not going to make it!)|
|Ahh! He took a shot. With a smug look and even striking a pose, he is annoying me to the bottom of my heart.....|
|Yeah~ You go, Club Captain Chi-chan!|
|Yes! We did it, Akehoshi. Now, the embrace of victory......☆|
|Uwah! I’m telling you, I don’t need that kind of irritating stuff! Shoo!|
|*sigh*...... I tried as I could, but I couldn’t stop Morisawa-senpai.....|
|Well, you did well, too, you know. As expected, he is the Club Captain, isn’t he? I think it would be difficult to follow along with those movements, you know. I couldn’t stop him either, and all.|
|Is that so, I wonder? But, with this outcome, I don’t think I’ll be able to get the yurucharacter either.....
Hm? What is it, [player]-senpai? “You were really cool, you know”.....?
Ahaha, that was cool? Rather than me, wasn’t Morisawa-senpai way cooler....?
|For Takamine to be complimenting me, do you have a fever or something? Let’s go to the infirmary, and have Sagami-sensei examine you!|
| I am in very good health, so....
Hm? [player]-senpai, you’ll lend me a towel? Please don’t worry about the drinks. Even if they’re warm, they’re delicious, so...
I’m happy that you thought so much about us. I’ll.. try a little more, so please watch me, okay..... ♪
|Ohh, good! You’ve got a heart that won’t lose, don’t you, Takamine! Challenge me as many times as you wish, I will always welcome you.....☆|