The following transcript is the backstage story of Sakuma Sakuya SSR 【Gentle Light】.
|Hey, fam! I've got a great idea! Let's hold a candle-lit party!|
|Um, a party with candles...?|
|Wow, another 'great idea' from Friendly McExtrovert. How do you come up with these random plans all the time?|
|Aw, don't be like that, Yuki. That does sound intresting, though! You're talking about spending a night only using candles to light our way, right, Kazunari?|
|Yep, yep! You struck the candle right on the wick, Izumi! Check out these pics I took of the party I had with some college friends the other week!|
|This does look quite fun.|
|Wow, the flickering candlelight just makes everything look so romantic, just like a scene from a fantasy story! How wonderful!|
|It really was, Mukkun! We made our candles from scratch with this kit. There were some leftover materials, so I brought them back for us!
C'mon, guys, let's make some candles together! Pretty please?
|Sure! I definitely want to try it!|
|Yay! Welcome to the party, Saku-saku and Mukkun!|
|Thanks, Kazu! So everything we need is included in here?|
|That's right! There should be enough materials for everyone, so we can make them all together!|
|Makin' candles, huh? I'm free, so I'll give it a shot.|
|So this is what you use to color the wax...|
|Perhaps we could attempt to make some scented candles as well.|
|Oh, that's a great idea!|
|I've been wondering about this, actually! How do you make a scented candle smell good?|
|You'll need to mix essential oils into the melted wax before you mold it into a candle. I have some oils in my room, so I'll bring them out for us.|
|Awesome! I wanna try making a scented candle, too! Maybe I'll become more popular if I know how to make them!|
|Ahaha! Everyone's getting so excited about this. Hmm, I wonder what shape I should make my candle?
What do you think you'll make, Sakuya? It looks like the kit comes with molds for flowers, animals, and lots of other things, too.
|Umm, I'm not sure what shape I want to make my candle, but I think I want to make it a scented one, for sure!|
|If you want some melted wax, I'm warming some up right now.|
|Put the wick in here and make sure the wax covers it... Doesn't look too bad.|
|Damn, Banny! This is your first time making a candle, right? How does yours look so good? Were you a candlemaker in your past life?!|
|Maybe just a little more over here...|
|Wow, Sakuya! Your candle turned out so cute! Is it supposed to be a sakura blossom?|
|Yes! I think it turned out kind of lopsided, though...|
|I think it looks fine! You did a great job, especially with the coloring.|
|Thank you, Izumi! Your candle looks very nice, too!|
|Umm, I think I'm done with mine.|
|Me, too! Oh, Yuki your candle has such a pretty gradient!|
|Is everyone finished? Let's line them all up and see how they turned out!|
|Hehe. Even unlit, they look gorgeous together.|
|It's so intresting to see how everyone's candle is when they're next to each other like this!|
|Yeah, you're right. It'd be a waste not to take some good shots of these.|
|I'm gonna take a bunch and put them all on Instablam, too!|
|So when are we going to light them?|
|Umm, good question! How about we take them out to the courtyard at 10:00 and light them then?|
|Okay! Gosh, I'm so excited for our candle-lit party!|
|[To be continued...]|
|One more hour until our candle-lit party! I've been looking foward to it all day.|
|Me, too! We'll be able to smell how our scented candles turned out once we light them, right?|
Sakuya, did you just hear that? It sounded like thunder...
|It did... It's getting really windy, too!|
|I hope a storm's not coming... The weather forecast said it was supposed to be clear all day!|
|The sky's gotten so cloudy all of a sudden...
Oh, no! It's raining!
|It's really coming down, too!|
|What should we do, Izumi? At this rate, we won't be able to have our candle-lit party in the courtyard tonight!|
|I'm not sure...|
|Th-that scared me!
That was some thunder!
|Yeah... It came right after the flash of lightning, too, so the storm must be really close!|
|[Power goes out]|
|Did the power go out?!|
|I can't see anything! Izumi, are you okay?|
|Y-yeah, I'm fine.|
|The breaker must have tripped. I'll go and flip it back!|
|Hang on. It's dangerous to walk around in the dark, so I'll go with you. Let me just grab a flashlight, and...
Huh? I could have sworn we left one out around here... Where is-ouch!
|Izumi! Did you hurt yourself?|
|Sorry, no! I'm fine. I just bumped into the table!
I can't find the flashlight... I guess we have no choice but try to get to the breaker in the dark.
How about we hold hands, then? That way, we'll have a lower chance of running into things!
|Um, all right. We can try that out.
Oh! Was that you, Sakuya?
|Yes! Sorry, did I scare you when I touched your arm? I'm glad I was able to find you, though!|
|(Oh... Holding Sakuya's hand is making me feel a lot better. I guess I was more freaked out than I thought I was.)|
|Choice 1: I'm glad you're here.||Choice 2: This is kind of scary.|
|Thank goodness you're here with me, Sakuya. If I were out here alone, I bet I'd be running around like a headless chicken!||It's kind of nerve-wracking walking around in the dark like this, huh?|
|I should be the one thanking you, Izumi. I wouldn't have known what to do by myself, either!|
I feel a lot safer going to check out the breaker with you.
U-um, it might be really dark, but...I'll do my best to protect you, Izumi!
|Yeah... My heart's beating really fast! That might not be because of the dark, though...|
|(Sakuya just squeezed my hand... How strange. It's such a small gesture, but I feel much calmer now.)|
Thanks, Sakuya. I'm counting on you.
|Sorry, what was that?|
|O-Oh, nothing! Ah..haha!|
|Wait, I have an idea!
Why don't we use one of the candles we made this afternoon to light our way? They should still be on the table, right?
|Oh, yeah! That'd help a lot, since we can't see anything in this dark.|
|Umm... Where are they...? Oh! I found them. I'm not sure whose candle this is, but...
This is an emergency, so I hope they don't mind us using it!
|I remember we had a lighter somewhere around here, too.
Ah, here it is!
Phew! Now we can finally see where we're going!
|Yeah, thank goodness. Let's get going, then.|
|[To be continued...]|
|It's still pretty hard to see, huh? The candle light is a little weak...|
|Yeah... Even though I know we're just walking around the dorm, it still feels scary when it's so dark.|
|Since the building is pretty old, it creaks a lot, too. But we'll be okay! The breaker should be just up ahead.|
|We're about to turn a corner, so be careful, Izumi!|
|Okay, thanks for warning me.
Huh? Did you just...hear something?
|Yes. It sounds like someone's coming from over there-|
M-Matsukawa?! Is that you?!
|Fire! It's fire! Are ya tryna roast me like a chicken?!|
|Oh, it's just Sakuya and Izumi! Phew...! Boy, did you two take me by surprise!|
|That's our line! You freaked us out with that scream!|
|Izumi's right! I thought that my heart was going to leap out of my chest!|
|You two were coming to flip the breaker as well?|
|Yes! This is it, right? I'll just switch it back on like so...|
|[Lights turn back on]|
|The lights are back! Thank goodness!|
|Hoo boy, that's a relief!|
|Now that the lights are on again, let's head back to the lounge!|
|[Scene Change: Lounge]|
|The sound of thunder is getting farther away, and the rain isn't coming down as hard, either.|
|I guess the storm's finally moving away. Yay! That means we can still have our candle-lit party!|
|Uh-huh! I'm sorry to see that the candle we used to light our way to the breaker has melted past the point of recognition...|
|Oh, I didn't even notice. I-it kind of looks scary all warped like this...|
|Yeah... I wonder who originally made it, though?|
|Ah! That's my candle!|
|What?! Really? Oh my gosh, I'm so sorry we used it, Matsukawa!|
|Hmm, I tried to make it look like Kamekichi, but it looks more like some monsterous beast melted down like that...|
|Are ya sayin' this thing's supposed to be me?! No way! I look nothin' like this ugly blob!|
|Oh, everyone's here...! I'm so glad to see you all!|
|Muku! Are you okay? That blackout was pretty scary, wasn't it?|
|I-it was! But I'm glad you're safe!
I-I... saw something, so I was really, really worried!
|What did you see?|
|Um, w-well... When the electricity went out, I thought I would come out to the lounge to be safe, b-but when I was going down the hallway, I saw a g-ghost!|
|Hmm, but I don't remember seeing anything when Sakuya and I were heading toward the breaker...|
|I'm sure I saw it, though! There's no doubt it was a ghost. It even had a ball of really creepy fire floating in front of it...!
M-m-maybe it was the ghostly spirit of a candle!
|Wait, could he be talking about us...?|
|I think so. He might have seen Matsukawa's candle after we lit it.|
|Wh-wh-what if it came here to possess someone? What if I was the one who brought it into our dorm?!
I bet the spirit got angry after it saw how I failed at making a beautiful candle, and it decided to lay an eternal and unbreakable curse on me...!
|H-hang on, Muku! That was actually-|
|This is all because of how clumsy and useless I am! I'm nothing but a half-melted wax left over from a candle stub...
Even my wick is burnt to an unusable crisp! As the last wisp of black smoke rises from me, it feels like my soul is evaporating from my body...!
|Muku, come back to us! Don't go into the light! Muku!|
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