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Writer: 日日日 (Akira)
Wonder Game - Chapter 32
Location: Wonder Game Stage
(Wonder Piece) Hiyori Tomoe Full Render Bloomed

Yoo-hoo! Looks like everyone’s here! And what a cheerful atmosphere you’ve got going, what kind of amusing stuff were you talking about? Let us join in on the fun, too...☆

(Wonder Bad) Jun Sazanami Full Render Bloomed

Nono, Ohii-san…

That Yumenosaki tradition of talking to each other while you’re on stage is not something you should be imitating~. It’s almost time for the cameras to roll, so pull yourself together and focus already.

(Wonder Piece) Hiyori Tomoe Full Render Bloomed

Yup yup, of course I’m well aware of all that!

But,-- and I only realized this once I left Yumenosaki--, chit-chatting like this calms the nerves and raises body temperature while bringing smiles to everyone's faces!

That’s why I’ve come to believe that even pointless banter like this is not without its merits ♪

(Wonder Bad) Jun Sazanami Full Render Bloomed

You’re letting your surroundings infect you too much. Or rather, since Yumenosaki is your alma mater, it feels like you’ve returned here, Ohii-san...

You won't earn any praise at CosPro for that kind of behavior, so be a good boy and behave yourself, okay~?

(Wonder Piece) Hiyori Tomoe Full Render Bloomed

Sheesh, I know! You’re acting like such a sister-in-law[1], Jun-kun! Or like a wicked stepmother!

(Wonder Bad) Jun Sazanami Full Render Bloomed

I’m neither your sister-in-law nor your stepmother~. I am your partner.

Tsumugi Aoba Wonder Game Dialogue Render

Fufu. The Eve duo sure gets along well~, makes me feel a little envious.

Hiyori-kun has always been good at socializing, but how do you manage to get on so well with people who are younger than you?

(Wonder Piece) Hiyori Tomoe Full Render Bloomed

Hm? I think you guys get along just as well as we do, though… Speak on the same eye level, face them directly and put your heart into connecting with them! That’s good weather!

...Just act according to the ideal we created during our time in fine.

Tsumugi Aoba Wonder Game Dialogue Render

Turning that ideal into reality, huh.

(Wonder Piece) Hiyori Tomoe Full Render Bloomed

Fufun. Well, I don’t know what Eichi-kun had in mind, but “that” is what I’ve been aiming for.

Even if I live in a different place now, my dream from back then still remains untainted.

If anything, even now it only shines brighter with each passing day! Come on, behold! Gaze at me, the person who shines the most beautifully in the whole world...☆

(Wonder Cat) Sora Harukawa Full Render Bloomed

Hiyah, this person really is blindingly radiant!?

Tsumugi Aoba Wonder Game Dialogue Render

Ahaha. The most beautiful in all the world… You’re talking about the mirror from Snow White, but today is about Alice’s looking glass, right~?

(Wonder Piece) Hiyori Tomoe Full Render Bloomed

I’m well aware! But due to Ibara’s taste for militarism, I’m wearing this austere costume that makes it hard for me to capitalize on my charm points. It’s such a waste!

That’s why I’m working heart-rendingly hard to let my “Ohii-san”-ness show through my words and conduct. Praise me to your heart’s content, if you'd please!

...And yet the person who chose these outfits is right over there, wearing a lovely costume himself.

Ibara Saegusa Wonder Game Dialogue Render

……..

(Wonder Piece) Hiyori Tomoe Full Render Bloomed

As you can see, he’s completely spoiling the look with the sour expression on his face. Hey Jun-kun, why don’t you go over there and go “coochy-coo” to make him laugh a little? It should be easier for you to approach him, since you’re the same age.

(Wonder Bad) Jun Sazanami Full Render Bloomed

Well~... The last time you told me that I actually went ahead and tickled Ibara like you said.

But he just said “I won’t submit to torture!” or something like that, and didn’t even so much as crack a smile~.

Maybe he underwent training to withstand torture at the military facility he grew up on or something~?

(Wonder Piece) Hiyori Tomoe Full Render Bloomed

Hmm? And here I thought that, unlike pain, itchiness and laughter are impossible to withstand no matter what kind of training you had…

Nagisa-kun told me about that before. He’s a real demon when it comes to reading, so he has nothing but unnecessary knowledge, but that he’s got in spades.

Nagisa Ran Wonder Game Dialogue Render

…..There’s no such thing as unnecessary knowledge.

…..Knowledge and information may vary in how up-to-date it is, but usefulness is not an applicable characteristic.

…..Fufu. Also, there’s no need to worry. As soon as the curtain on the stage rises, Ibara will carry out his mission properly.

(Wonder Piece) Hiyori Tomoe Full Render Bloomed

Really? Well, he’s your partner, Nagisa-kun, so I guess if you say so?

No one can hide anything from you after all. You’ve always been like that, even back when I was your partner ♪

Nagisa Ran Wonder Game Dialogue Render

…..Even now you’re my precious comrade, my close friend, and my family, Hiyori-kun.

Tsumugi Aoba Wonder Game Dialogue Render

Umm. Nagisa-kun, Hiyori-kun, is everything okay with Saegusa-kun?

Nagisa Ran Wonder Game Dialogue Render

…..Yeah. He’s fine. Or can’t you believe what I’m saying?

…..That’s troubling. Give me a moment, I’ll formulate my reasoning.

Tsumugi Aoba Wonder Game Dialogue Render

Aah, there’s no need for that. I was just imagining something rather strange, that’s all…

That maybe this time Saegusa-kun’s plan is going to end in a fiasco because he was too hasty?

I am an idiot as well, and I stepped into the same pitfalls before, that’s why I can tell.

Nagisa Ran Wonder Game Dialogue Render

…..Fufu. Tsumugi-kun, you’re as kind as ever. You’ll even worry about your enemy?

Tsumugi Aoba Wonder Game Dialogue Render

Well, we’re enemies in name only… CosPro’s forces are already Yumenosaki’s allies, right?

During “Wonder Game”, and even after that, we’re cooperating with each other, aren’t we? In that case, I think it’s only natural to worry about each other~?

Nagisa Ran Wonder Game Dialogue Render

…..Mhm. I remember that equation. You were the one who taught me that, long, looong ago.

…..However. You look down on our child too much.

…..If you’re insulting him intentionally, even someone like me would get angry ♪

Tsumugi Aoba Wonder Game Dialogue Render

Ehh, umm..?

Ibara Saegusa Wonder Game Dialogue Render

…..Alright alright alriiight, analysis complete ☆

I finalized our plan! Gentlemen of Eden, please excuse the interruption, but may I ask you to gather around me for a moment?

I am greatly obliged for the trouble you had coming over here!

Nagisa Ran Wonder Game Dialogue Render

…..It’s fine, it wasn’t that far of a distance.

(Wonder Piece) Hiyori Tomoe Full Render Bloomed

Aha, time for our usual strategy meeting!

(Wonder Bad) Jun Sazanami Full Render Bloomed

Ibara~♪ You usually plan everything way ahead of time, but you’re cutting it awfully close this time~.

Ibara Saegusa Wonder Game Dialogue Render

Indeed! I deeply apologize about that, apologies come free of charge after all!

On a matter unrelated to Eden, I’ll have to give my apologies to Mr. Sakasaki later on as well~.

Tsumugi Aoba Wonder Game Dialogue Render

…To Natsume-kun?

Natsume Sakasaki Wonder Game Dialogue Render

HmM? I have no need for a blatantly insincere apology like thAT, thouGH?

Ibara Saegusa Wonder Game Dialogue Render

Don’t say that! Please accept my apology, please do ☆

Well, the show is going to start any moment now, so if you deem it unnecessary I will reluctantly give up!

I carelessly got caught up in the peculiar Yumenosaki spacetime. Just like His Highness said earlier, the stage is not the place for a conversation!

Let’s both carry out our missions, as idols ♪

Natsume Sakasaki Wonder Game Dialogue Render

...That goes without sayiNG.

(Why is he so composED? Is it just a front he puts ON? Is he hiding his agitation at the inevitable checkmate and using bluffs to keep up appearancES?)

(That’s not IT. I’m a liar tOO, that’s why I can teLL; this guy still has something up his sleeVE.)

Ibara Saegusa Wonder Game Dialogue Render

(...Is what he is probably thinking. Mr. Sakasaki is a fortune teller, and as such he seems to be skilled at reading other people’s expressions.)

(But while he’s focusing on that, he forgets that other people are able to see him just as well as he sees them.)

(When you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back… Fufufufu ♪ Of course I’ve still got something up my sleeve, even though I’m a snake born with no arms or legs!)

(Glib-tongued enough to even deceive a child of God[2]! “I” will claim my kingdom...!)

  1. Hiyori is referencing the expression “A sister-in-law torments like a thousand devils”.
  2. This can also mean “a young prodigy” but I wanted to keep the biblical reference. Also, he’s using “ore” in this line.
Translation: Bakemonoremy
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