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The following transcript is the backstage story of Tsuzuru Minagi SR 【Blooming Trail】.

Part 1
[Kitchen]
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Izumi
There we go! All done!
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Omi
Salad's done, too. I can set the table, so could you let everyone know dinner's ready?
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Izumi
Sure thing!
[Lounge Hallway]
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Izumi
Hey, everyone! Time to eat!
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Tasuku
Right, thanks.
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Citron
Nom nom! It's time to get food for my belly!
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Izumi
(Okay, Sakuya and Banri were in the lounge, so they already know, Which leaves...)
(Aha! Tsuzuru! There he is.)
[Balcony]
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Tsuzuru
Hmm...
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Izumi
(He's scribbling to furiously... I don't want to break his concentration, since he looks really focused...)
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Tsuzuru
Oh! Izumi! Sorry, did you need something?
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Izumi
I just came to let you know that dinner's ready. I didn't mean to interrupt.
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Tsuzuru
Nah, you're fine. Don't worry about it. I'll be right over.
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Izumi
It's kind of rare to see you writing by hand. Usually, you just use your computer.
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Tsuzuru
Ahaha. That's not completely true.
I often get ideas when I don't have my laptop handy.
That's why I always have a little notebook on me so I can write them down.
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Izumi
A notebook, huh?
(I'm pretty curious about what he's got written down in there...)
Hey, um, do you mind if I look through the one you're working in now?
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Tsuzuru
What? Oh! Um? That's fine, I guess?
I just kind of scrawl in these, so my writing's a mess, but if you don't mind that... Go ahead.
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Izumi
Thanks! I just want to take a little peek, that's all!
Wow! You've got a lot of stuff in here!
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Tsuzuru
Yeah, everything just hits me at once when I get an idea, so I always end up jotting down in a big mess of words.
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Izumi
Right, that makes sense.
It's kind of amazing to think that all of our plays might have started out in this little notebook like this.
Tsuzuru, I really don't know what we would have done without you. Thank you for everything you do for us.
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Tsuzuru
Oh, um. Haha, enough of that. You're gonna make my head inflate like a balloon...
Besides, all of this would have been impossible to do if I was on my own.
Oh yeah, there was something I wanted to discuss at our next meeting. I'd better write that down before I forget again...
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Izumi
Huh? That pen...
Do you always use that to write in your notebook? It doesn't look like the kind you can just pick up at any old store...
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Tsuzuru
Yeah.
I'm kind of pleased that you noticed. This is actually a pretty special pen.
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Izumi
Special?
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Tsuzuru
Yes! It's perfect. It's light, fits right into my hand, writes smoothly, and the case is the perfect shade that I like.
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Izumi
Wow!
(I had no idea Tsuzuru was so picky about his pens.)
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Tsuzuru
Not only that, but it has a good grip and writing with it is like heaven.
Hey, do you want to try writing with it?
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Izumi
Can I? If you don't mind, I'd love to.
Ooh, nice! You weren't joking about how it writes! I had no idea that a simple ballpoint pen could be like this. I thought they were all basically the same.
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Tsuzuru
I know, right?
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Izumi
You really sold me with that sales pitch! Maybe I should get a nicer pen like yours, too.
I'll have to keep an eye out for something good!
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Tsuzuru
I can help you pick out a good one if you'd like?
In fact, I can introduce you to the shop where I got this one!
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Izumi
For real? I'd love that! Thank you!
[To be continued...]
Part 2
[Shop]
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Tsuzuru
Here we are. This shop has a lot of options when it comes to stationery stuff.
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Izumi
Nice.
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Tsuzuru
Here are the ballpoint pens. I'm using this brand.
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Izumi
(They've got a whole glass case of ballpoint pens here! I feel like I'm looking into a jeweler's display or something!)
It's kind of intimidating standing before a display full of ballpoint pens...
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Tsuzuru
Ah... I kind of get it. This isn't something you see every day for pens, huh?
You might have realized yesterday, but if it's anything I'll splurge on, it's nice pens. They're the one thing I will absolutely never settle for.
I've always liked going to stationery stores and trying out all their pens to find something that works for me.
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Izumi
Pens are serious business to you, huh?
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Tsuzuru
Haha, yeah. I had to work quite a few part-time jobs to save enough money for the one I'm using now, but it was worth it.
It's a little embarassing to admit, but as a kid, I had this dream of using this exact pen when I became a real playwright.
I can't tell you how amazing it is that that dream actually came true, and I get to do that now.
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Izumi
I had no idea. I'm really happy for you, Tsuzuru.
(I'm so glad Tsuzuru feels comfortable enough with me now to share more personal stuff about himself.)
(Oh, but...)
You've got such an emotional connection to that pen. I feel kind of bad casually buying the same type just because it's easy to write with...
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Tsuzuru
What do you mean?
If anyone were to use it, I'd be most pleased if it were you.
I was, um, actually thinking of getting it for you as a gift.
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Izumi
Oh, that's not necessary! I couldn't ask you to do that!
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Tsuzuru
It's thanks to you that I was able to become the playwright for the Mankai Company, Izumi.
Also, it's kind of like...our anniversary. It's been one year since we met. Do you remember?
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Izumi
Of course I do!
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Tsuzuru
I really wanted to do something to mark the occasion and celebrate the start of another year together.
I hope you'll accept my gift.
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Izumi
Tsuzuru...
Then...thank you. I'd love to recieve such a wonderful present.
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Tsuzuru
No, it's my pleasure!
I'd like to get you the same one I've got, but do you have any preferences about what color the body should be?
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Izumi
Yours is black, right? Then I think I'll go with this pretty reddish brown color.
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Tsuzuru
It is really pretty! Great choice!
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Tsuzuru
Here you are, Izumi.
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Izumi
Thank you!
Choice 1: Now we match! Choice 2: Think I can be a playwright, too?
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Izumi
Look! They might be different colors, but now we have matching ones! Oh, maybe this pen will inspire me and make me a genius playwright, too! Haha!
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Tsuzuru
Oh, yeah! You're right!
Now that I think about it, this is the first time I've ever shared a matching set of something with a woman I'm not related to...
Haha, maybe! I understand the feeling completely.
I felt that way when I first got my pen, too! Like I carried a fountain of creativity with my own fingers.
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Izumi
Sorry, did you say something? Exactly!
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Tsuzuru
Uh, nope! It's nothing. Let me know if you think of anything good. I'll try to work it into one of our plays!
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Izumi
I'm so lucky! I feel like this pen and I were fated to meet, haha!
Every time I use it, I'm probably going to wonder what kind of play you're working on with yours!
Wow, really? Oh, then maybe I should get myself a notebook, too.
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Tsuzuru
Every time...? Somehow, it makes me blush to think that the pen will remind you of me...
But I'm really happy that you like it!
Ahaha, maybe!
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Izumi
Thank you so much, Tsuzuru. I'll be sure to treasure this pen.
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Tsuzuru
You're very welcome, Izumi!
[Story Clear]
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