|Writer: 日日日 (Akira)|
|Location: Archery Range (Fall)|
|Hey there, I’ve got the futons all ready~♪
Fufu. It was pretty easy because Otogari-kun helped me carry them before he went home.
What a good boy he is~ …I guess Rei-kun taught him well.
The archery range has wooden floors and it’s open to the outside, so in this weather… it might be cold even if we pile up blankets on ourselves.
Be careful not to catch a cold, okay Mika-kun?
|Mnn… I gotcha already, no need t’fuss so much, Tsumu-chan-senpai.|
|Wahaha☆ Yaaaay, it’s a sleepover!
Nazu and the others were saying they did something like a training camp here for “Halloween Party”, so I was feeling kinda jealous♪
Let’s play cards and have a pillow fight before bed! And then let’s talk about the person we like and stuff!
I couldn’t tag along on the school trip last year, so I’ve been wanting to try something like it!
|Ahh… It was pretty hellish around autumn last year, wasn’t it?|
|Don’t act like you weren’t part of it. It’s fine, though - rather than the past, let’s look at the future! No matter our regrets, the hands of the clock will never turn back!
Wahaha, wasn’t that line just now pretty good? I’m gonna use it in my next song!
|Yeah, sounds like somethin’ Oshisan would like… He uses clocks as a motif pretty often, after all.|
|Mmm okay, then I’ll offer up my next song to Valkyrie! Just wait for it, it’s already all finished inside my mind♪|
|(Ahaha… He’s got himself all wrapped up in writing down the music. He’s just like Oshisan in this way - no wonder they’re friends.)
Nngaa. Um,by the way, it’s a bit late for this but… How’d we end up havin’ a sleepover?
|Huh, you’re asking that now? If you have concerns, please ask earlier, alright?|
|Nngaa~ ‘m sorry, yanno? I dunno too much what’s right an’ what’s wrong… Or s’more like, I can’t trust my own feelings.
S’why I follow Oshisan around ‘cause he’s always right…♪
|Shu-kun isn’t God, and it’s not like he’s right all the time… However, saying that probably won’t work on you.
It’s rather dangerous to measure your way of life with some else’s ruler. You should try to think with your own head sometimes, Mika-kun.
|Mnn… I do wanna do that, but see, I went an’ dropped my brains somewhere.|
Anyway, I digress… So, Mika-kun, you’ve run away from home? You said something like that at the nurse’s office earlier, right?
It’s possible to die of hypothermia in this weather if you sleep outside, you know. It’s better to sleep under a roof.
And so, we decided to stay at school.
If you do the right paperwork, students can stay overnight here.
We’re at the archery range because Tsukinaga-kun said he could immediately prepare bedding and toiletries for us.
|Wahaha. The archery range enjoys extraterritoriality after all~ It’s pretty much okay to stay whenever you like.
But sometimes night comes while I’m composing, and I end up staying ‘til morning just like that.
So Suo~ started a stock of toiletries and stuff for me here.
Look, there’s emergency food, a flashlight, a sleeping bag~♪ How about it, isn’t our kid just the sweetest? Wahaha♪
|It sounds like he gave up on trying to persuade you and went for the second best option… I can only imagine the troubles Knights has.|
|Nngaa… I see, so ya went an’ got a bed ready for me, then.
Really, thank ya kindly. I’ll remember this favor forever♪
|Ah, no worries, we’re always here to help.
However, I just want to warn you – this is just a temporary solution, and won’t solve the root of your problem.
You need to pin down the reason why you ran away, and resolve it.
I won’t be satisfied with just your gratitude, so won’t you tell me more about your situation?
As a senpai of the handicrafts club, I’ll do everything I can to support my cute kouhai.
…Or perhaps, would you rather not say anything to someone like me?
I’ve betrayed our friendship once before, after all.
|That’s a cheap way to say it, Tsumu-chan-senpai…
My answer’s the same every time. While I’ll never forgive you, ‘s not like I really wanna punish ya either, alright.
Don’ go sayin’ stuff like that all the time… It kinda wears ya out, always hatin’ people, always bein’ mad.
That’s the base of Oshisan’s work, but I can’t copy that.
But anyway. Mmm… Guess I’ll tell ya what happened.
Y’see, the reason I ran away’s ‘cause of Oshisan.
|Fufu. Well, I guessed that was the case. The reasons you do things, Mika-kun… half the time they’re because of Shu-kun, aren’t they?|
|Yeah, I’m Oshisan’s doll, after all♪|
|You sound pretty happy about that…
Anyway, you’re staying at Shu’s place for free, right? I feel like I remember you saying something like that before.
Hmph. So in other words, Shu always loses his temper and gets all unreasonable like “Get out! I do not wish to even lay eyes upon your face!”?
|Was that s’pposed to be an impression of Oshisan?
That ain’t him at all! Oshisan’s more, y’know… noble!
|Why am I getting judged so harshly?!|