Chapter 2 - 3 Cheers for Mankai Company!
[Masumi & Tzusuru's Room]
Muku profile
Muku
Here you go, Masumi. You can write your message first.
Kazunari profile
Kazunari
Don't fill up the entire book, Massu! Hand it off as soon as you're done!
Masumi profile
Masumi
...I know. This is an all-out battle using just one page.
Muku profile
Muku
Y-your determination is as strong as ever.
Kazunari profile
Kazunari
All right, have fun!
Masumi profile
Masumi
Hmm...
A message for Izumi...
(It's only been a year since we met.)
(Only a year since I saw her street acting on the corner of Veludo Way...)
(I thought that it was just some dull performance at first, but I just couldn't tear my eyes away from her...)
(Watching her give it her all lit a fire in me. My heart felt like it was going to burst.)
(I'd never felt so drawn to a person before. It was the very first time I had wanted to get to know someone else more.)
(My life changed forever on that day. I joined the troupe for her, but now it's become a part of my life.)
...
(I worked hard to impress Izumi as the lead in Wonderland but really enjoyed myself in the end, too.)
(I feel like my acting's improved a lot since I first started, but...)
I'm not good enough yet. I need to work harder in order to get Izumi to look my way...
(So I'll become an even better actor than everyone else...)
Tsuzuru profile
Tsuzuru
Zzz... Mm...
Masumi profile
Masumi
Ugh... Tsuzuru's annoying even when he's asleep.
(But dealing with these annoyances is just another part of my life now.)
(Hard to believe all I used to go home to was an empty house...)
It was much quieter back then... But I guess I can't complain.
(My life's completely changed because of her. It's all thanks to her that I was able to find more things to enjoy in life...)
[Flashback]
[Izumi's Room]
Masumi profile
Masumi
I liked the street act you put on back on Veludo Way. I just tried as hard as you did.
Izumi profile
Izumi
What? Uh, not to put too fine a point on it, but you know my acting is awful, right?
Masumi profile
Masumi
Doesn't matter.
Izumi profile
Izumi
Masumi...
Thank you, Masumi. Really.
[Flashback end]
Masumi profile
Masumi
Thanks, Izumi.
[Timeskip]
Tsuzuru profile
Tsuzuru
Yawn... Wait, how is it so late already?! Shoot, I'm working the morning shift today!
Or not... Just remembered I have the day off. Guess I'll think of more script ideas...
Masumi profile
Masumi
Zzz...
Tsuzuru profile
Tsuzuru
Hm?
Hey, Masumi. You're gonna kill your back if you sleep at your desk like that.
(Oh, he was writing his message to Izumi. Did he seriously stay up all night for that...?)
Masumi profile
Masumi
Zzz...
Tsuzuru profile
Tsuzuru
It's my turn next, so I'll take this off your hands.
(He didn't actually fill up the entire book, did he?)
Oh, geez! Talk about small font!
He managed to fit everything onto one page, but it's barely legible! This looks like some cursed, horror movie-level stuff!
Masumi profile
Masumi
Zzz...
Tsuzuru profile
Tsuzuru
Sigh...
(He wrote so hard, you can literally feel the imprints of his words on the back of the page... This is a tough act to follow.)
(I guess I'll start off with "Dear Izumi"...)
Hmm...
(Now that I'm actually trying to write something down, I have no idea what I should say to her...)
Umm...
(How can I even call myself a scriptwriter when I can't even write a simple thank-you letter?)
(Wow... I would've never imagined I'd be writing actual scripts for a theater troup a year ago...)
(I've always dreampt of becoming a scriptwriter, but it's a competitive field, so I think I'd really be able to do it.)
(Looking back, I must've sounded rediculous saying that I wanted to be the Mankai Company's scriptwriter without having finished a single script before...)
But Izumi still put her trust in me back then...
[Flashback]
[Practice Room]
Tsuzuru profile
Tsuzuru
If I had one week....could you give me a week to take a crack at this? If it doesn't work out, I'll drop it. I won't miss a rehersal while I'm at it either!
Izumi profile
Izumi
Tsuzuru...
Okay. I'll give you one week off rehersals. But in return, I expect a complete and workable script.
Tsuzuru profile
Tsuzuru
Really? Are you sure?
Izumi profile
Izumi
I'd better not see anything half-assed, either, or we'll have words.
[Flashback end]
Tsuzuru profile
Tsuzuru
(Even though she had so much riding on that one script, she still took a chance on me.)
(And I'm still able to continue writing scripts because of her.)
(If I didn't get that chance or if I had given up halfway, I wouldn't be where I am today.)
(Reflecting back on it all now makes me realize what a huge turning point that was for me...)
(This past year, the only things on my mind have been scripts and theater.)
(I was able to overcome all of my ruts and difficulties with everyone's support.)
(I feel so happy and fufilled, getting to write scripts and create plays with all of them.)
(The possibilities are endless when I talk with everyone else instead of keeping my ideas to myself.)
Oh yeah, I remember telling Izumi about an idea I had for a school-themed play...
If we're gonna do a classic like that, we'll need over-the-top material.
[Mini Timeskip]
Tsuzuru profile
Tsuzuru
Oops, that's all the space I have for my message.
(I ended up writing about our next play, too. Doesn't seem like something to talk about in an anniversary message...)
Oh, well.
All right. Itaru's up next.
DM icon Tsuzuru
Tsuzuru
We're done with the book, so I'm gonna bring it to you now.
DM icon Itaru
Itaru
Kk
Tsuzuru profile
Tsuzuru
(All that guy does with his time off is play games from morning to night... Is he actually going to bother to write something?)
[To be continued...]
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