|Writer: 日日日 (Akira)|
|Location: 2nd Floor Passage|
|Ah geez, so annoying!
Quit pulling on my hand. I’m not a kid, so I can walk on my own, alright?
You don’t need to be touchy-feely. It’s not like I’m gonna run away or anything.
|Oh, are you sure? But isn’t it fun to hold hands and take a nice walk like this? ♪|
|If that’s the reason you came all the way to my classroom, I’m leaving.|
|Ufufu, you’re so moody, Izumi-chan, but that’s part of your charm.
But, since I might get punched if I tease him any more than this…. Tsukasa-chan, could you show Izumi-chan that flier?
|Understood. Sena-senpai, please take a look at this. It came with today’s issue of the job magazine.|
|Huuh? Job magazine? Are you getting a part-time job at school or something?
Does “Knights” really need money that much? I mean, I guess we did get a huge portion of our budget confiscated as as penalty for losing in the “DDD”.
|You say it like it has nothing to do with you, but whose fault do you think it is that “Knights’” reputation got this bad?
If you don’t reflect on that, I’ll have to give you a scolding♪
|Don’t touch me so casually. So annoying….|
|There’s no need to worry about our “unit’s” budget. Even though we lost, we’re still a prominent champion here at Yumenosaki Academy, so we have plenty of funds.
The expenses from the “penalty” aren’t very much either. If worst comes to worst and we don’t have enough funds, I was considering taking out a personal loan.
|Oh no, Tsukasa-chan, isn’t that a little indecent?
Even if “Knights” is a “unit” that formed solely because of a common interest, I don’t want us to be like the saying, “love only lasts as long as money endures,” alright?
|Pardon me. Well, that was just an example. I merely wanted to show that “Knights” will never have to worry about suffering poverty.|
|I know, I know! After all, you’re a good kid, Tsukasa-chan! You would never do something like slap someone in the face with a wad of cash or anything, that’s why I like you….! ☆|
|Yes! I also respect you as an excellent idol, Narukami-senpai!
Although, as for your strange speech and conduct, I take it as an example of what not to do.
|Could you not chat like such good friends….? Anyway, I looked at the school part-time job flier. What the hell, “making sweets”?|
|That’s right. There’s going to be a tea party event at the school festival that’s coming up, right?
Because of that, they’re taking sweets submissions to make one of them Yumenosaki’s “specialty” ♪
|I didn’t know “Knights” was the kind of “unit” to take part in that kind of sissy project.|
|That’s exactly why, Izumi-chan. Because the “DDD” from the other day gave us such a bad impression, we need a way to cover that up.
We have to clear our name and regain our honor, you know?
That said, we need to appeal to the general public more. If we keep on doing nothing, everyone will just see us as a group of cowardly and shameless criminals, you know?
About what happened at the “DDD,” we have to make them think, “Maybe there was some kind of mistake,” or at least, “Maybe they’re better people than we thought.”
It’s going to obstruct our future idol activities if we just leave it alone, you know….?
We’ll make sweets, pass them out to everyone, make them happy, and boost their impression of us.
With “Knights’” future in mind, it’s necessary for use to use this kind of steady image-boosting strategy, okay?
|Well, idols sell by their popularity, after all. I can’t do concerts since I have a restriction when it comes to idol activities, so I can understand the reasoning behind having no choice but to pick up a part-time job at school and things like that.|
|That’s right, we have to raise our fame again after it plummeted down thanks to a certain someone!
I’m not going to let you back out of this, Izumi-chan. On the contrary, you need to try harder than anyone else♪
|Fine. Cooking’s my specialty, anyway. But that means I’m the only one that needs to do any work, right? There’s no reason for the rest of you to tag along.|
|Don’t be so cold, of course there’s a reason. It’s because we’re all friends♪|
|Friends, huh? Somehow, that word doesn’t really seem fitting for “Knights”….|