|Writer: 日日日 (Akira)|
|Loation: Garden Terrace Kitchen|
|Alrighty, has everyone finished changing?|
|Yes! Although it wasn’t so much changing as simply putting on Aprons….♪
It’s my first time cooking, so I can’t help but be nervous! Ahh, but I’m so excited, as well! At home, we always leave all the cooking to the servants♪
|You come from a well-to-do family, after all, don’t you, Tsukasa-chan? Well, just make sure you don’t hurt yourself, alright?|
|I know! Now then, let’s gather together everything we need to cook. First, we’ll hire an excellent Pastry chef….♪|
|No, no, we can’t just call in a patissiere. That’s against the rules. It’s like getting your mom and dad to do your summer vacation research project for you, right?
We have to make the sweets all by ourselves.
|Hmm, summer vacation research project…. That’s an interesting example, Narukami-senpai. So commoners practice that kind of custom! How fascinating♪|
|Why, you call us “commoners” so casually!|
|That’s enough friendly chat. I wanna go home before the sun goes down, you know?
Sleeping late is bad for my skin, so let’s hurry up and finish this annoying job.
|My, someone’s impatient.
It looks like we’re free to use this cafeteria, the garden terrace’s kitchen, as we please. And they have all the basic ingredients here, too.
|Seems that way. Wow, look at all these people making sweets like they’ve got nothing better to do. So we’re not the only ones doing this part-time job?|
|Sure looks that way. I wonder if it’s more like a “sweets-making contest”?
Like, we all make sweets, they get judged, and the best one will be made “Yumenosaki Academy’s specialty”~♪
But even if we don’t win the grand prize, I heard there’s still a cash prize for everyone that places in the higher ranks~
I heard there’s a special “Judge’s Pick” award, too. It really is just like a contest. But of course, “Knights” is aiming for first prize, right?
|Obviously. So, uh, what was this about Kuma-kun getting here before us….?
I thought he wasn’t the type of guy to get involved with this kind of thing, but is he actually motivated this time?
|Now that you mention it. Ritsu-chan usually sleeps at the garden terrace after school, so he just said it’d be faster to meet here instead of picking him up from his class♪|
|So it wasn’t because he was motivated to work or anything…. Well, that’s just what I’d expect from Kuma-kun.|
|Ah, I’ve found Ritsu-senpai! And seeing that he already has his apron on, he looks rather motivated to me?|
|What?! You’re kidding! I never would have imagined it, but does Ritsu-chan actually like making sweets….?|
Fu, fufu, fufufu, fufufufu….♪
Charred newt, mandoragora, cat’s footsteps, and mountain root….♪
Mix it all together, and viola, a delicious dessert is made…. fufufufufufu♪
|What on earth are you making, Ritsu-chan?!
Uwah, it looks so fishy…. I don’t even know how to describe it, but it’s all black and gooey. What is it even supposed to be?
Um, it is a sweet, right? Not the remains of a failed animal experiment or something, right?
|Ahh! It looked so disgusting, Tsukasa-chan fainted after seeing it!
What did you even make, Ritsu-chan?! Could you please not making sweets that make people lose consciousness….?!
|Ahh~…. I was wondering what all the noise was. What is it, you guys? Do you need something from me?|
|What do you mean, “Do you need something”?! Gosh, all of you keep saying that!
I explained it in the text, didn’t I? I told you, “Knights” is entering a “sweets-making contest”!
|Ah~…. That does kinda ring a bell, I guess. Well, it doesn’t really matter either way.
I’m always sleeping around here, anyway. There was a lot of noise, so I come to look at the sweets and saw everyone doing something interesting.
It looked like a good way to kill some time. Plus, I have my own personal view when it comes to making sweets.
Even my brother praised me by saying, “As I’d expect from your younger brother. He has a bright future ahead of him if he grasps the concepts of black magic at such a young age”….♪
|If this considered “black magic,” then how is it in terms of actual sweets? Though don’t get me wrong, I’m glad to see you this excited, Ritsu-chan.|
|….Huh?! I’m sorry, was I unconscious?|
|Ah, Tsukasa-chan, are you alright now? That dessert that was like the manifestation of otherworldly fear must have been too much for a boy from a well-to-do family like you, right….?|
|What kind of dessert is this? Oh, how repulsive!|
|It might look that way, but it’s delicious, you know? Everyone should try a bite. I’m really proud of it~♪|
|I’ll be honest with you. I don’t want to this thing anywhere near my mouth.|
|Me neither! But I’d feel bad just throwing it in the trash after you took all the trouble to make it.|
|In that case, I, Tsukasa Suou, shall do the taste testing of this unknown! Father, Mother, ancestors of the Suou family! Please lend Tsukasa your courage….!|
|Y-you don’t have to eat it like you’re prepared to die, you know?!|
|Eat up~ There’s plenty to go around. Fufufu, I think making sweets might be kind of fun~♪
By the way, the theme for that dessert is, “I was about to eat it, but it ate me instead”~♪
I hope you enjoy your meal~ Fufu, fufufu, fufufufu….♪