|Writer: 日日日 (Akira)|
|What? You guys got into another fight?
Is it so hard to just get along? Honestly…. Stress me out any more than this and you’ll seriously give me a stomach ulcer.
Lately, I’ve been needing to carry around stomach medicine with me everywhere I go, you know?
|I have no excuse. But for some reason, it’s just hard for me to get along with Akehoshi.|
|Which is weird since you two are always so in-sync onstage. Makoto~, you should keep a better eye on those two.
I’m not in the same class as you guys, so I can’t always be there to take care of them.
|Sorry, Isara-kun. It’s just that by the time I notice, those two are always going at it.
But really, let’s just all get along. My stomach starts to hurt sometimes too, you know?
|….I haven’t done anything wrong.|
|Yeah, I’m sure you haven’t. After all, you’re always right, Hokuto.
But as for Subaru, he doesn’t get what’s “good,” and what’s “bad”. You really need to start understanding that.
He’s just a kid. A simple kid that likes things that are fun, and things that sparkle.
But at the same time, that’s also his talent. So you need to understand that, and communicate with him as an adult, alright?
|I find it hard to understand why I have to be the one taking responsibility. Akehoshi is obviously the one who’s in the wrong this time. It’s only natural that an idol should prioritize work before anything else.|
|I wonder about that. Aren’t those kind of work-obsessed people the type you hate the most?
How did you feel as a kid when your parents rarely came home because of work?
|Don’t get smart with me, Isara. Sometimes, you can be way too insensitive.|
|Don’t start sulking now. Geez, you’re just a kid too, aren’t you~? ….Hm?|
|Huh? Transfer student-chan!
What’s up? We haven’t heard from you since you were dragged off by Akehoshi-kun. Where is he, anyway? Isn’t he with you?
Ehh? He said that he wanted to do some thinking on his own and went off somewhere? It’s not like him to leave even you behind and go off on his own like that.
Akehoshi-kun really isn’t acting like his usual self today. It’s a bit worrying….
He seemed upset because of the flower-viewing, but was there some other special reason too?
|Who knows. The only way to find out would be to ask him ourselves. You must be tired too, transfer student. I’ve just made tea, so how about taking a break?
Here, for you, Makoto, and Hokuto, too…. Take a minute to drink some tea and cool your head.
|Honestly speaking, I personally wouldn’t be able to stand for “Trickstar” falling apart like this….
You need to make up with him, and then we can all have fun doing a concert together again, alright?
|That’s my intention. It’s why I accepted such a huge job offer as performing in “SakuraFes”. But Akehoshi just trampled all over my goodwill.|
|You can’t just force your feelings on others, Hokuto~ How about another cup of tea to help you calm down a bit more?|
|Thanks. It’s true that I’m not thinking calmly right now. I’m always being so narrow-minded, and causing trouble to those around me because of it.
So that’s why I’m trying to change that about myself, but…
|Oh, wow! A cherry blossom petal floated down into Hidaka-kun’s teacup~♪
It’s like a spring-limited auspicious sign! This means good luck! Everything is sure to go well now! ♪
|You sure are easygoing, Makoto~…. Hm? Transfer student, what’re you doing? We’ll take care of setting up the stage, so you don’t have to do that kind of physical labor.
It’d be great if you could help out with the more “mentality-related” things~♪
Alright, it’s settled then. Hey, Hokuto, Makoto, I can leave setting up the stage to you two, right? Actually, it’s a little late to ask this, but why are we the ones doing the heavy labor in the first place?
|….In order to earn the right to perform in “SakuraFes,” we have to do all the preliminary preparations and public relations by ourselves.
It’s a necessary hardship we’ll have to endure in order to stand on that grand stage. I underestimated it. I feel bad that I have to make the rest of you work so hard like this, as well.
|Don’t say stuff like that~ We’re friends, right?
You guys don’t need to bother with thinking about those things. Just focus on shining to your fullest onstage. I’ll take over all the annoying dirty work.
|But we’re always making you take the disadvantageous role, Isara.|
|That’s just the kind of personality I have. You guys don’t need to feel any responsibility for it, alright~?
If you’re finished with your tea, lend me a hand here, transfer student. You’ll be doing the dirty work along with me. That’s fine with you, right, producer~? ♪
|Where're you going, Isara-kun?|
|We're right in the middle of work, Isara.|
|Yeah. I’m leaving the task of setting up the stage to you two. I have something else that I need to do.
First, we need to bring back the missing Akehoshi before we can get anywhere.
I’ll talk with him face-to-face and say what needs to be said, and if that’s still not enough, we’ll come to an understanding talking through our fists. Our friendship–our bond–that’s how strong it is, right?
I know someone who’s good at finding things. So we’ll ask him to help us locate where Akehoshi is.
And after that, we’ll drag him back here with a rope if we need to.
I’ll make sure that I get Akehoshi to understand and bring him back, so you guys just wait here and don’t worry about it.
Geez, these types of burdens are so annoying though, honestly! But lately, there’s a part of me that kinda enjoys them, too♪