Chapter 5 - 3 Cheers for Mankai Company!
[Misumi's Room]
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Yuki
You're up next, Trianglian.
Misumi profile
Misumi
Whoo!
Yuki profile
Yuki
Write yours quicky so we can finish this before the party.
Misumi profile
Misumi
No worries, I already know what I wanna put down!
Let's see...
Yuki profile
Yuki
What are you taking out?
Misumi profile
Misumi
Triangles! I'm gonna stick them a over my page.
Yuki profile
Yuki
Hey, we won't be able to close the book if you glue all of that onto it!
Misumi profile
Misumi
I'll stick one here and here...
Yuki profile
Yuki
Are you even listening to me?
Misumi profile
Misumi
...Done!
Yuki profile
Yuki
You just covered the page with triangles. Aren't you going to write anything? We're supposed to be creating messages for Izumi.
Misumi profile
Misumi
Yeah. This is my message!
Yuki profile
Yuki
I think you're the only Trianglian who would understand Trianglese... She'll have no idea what you're trying to say.
Misumi profile
Misumi
Oh, no! Really?
I wanted to tell Izumi how happy I am that I found so many nice triangles with her this past year.
I know I foung a lot of them, but each one's important to me. I wouldn't have discovered them without her.
I'm thanking Izumi for that by giving her some of my triangles.
Yuki profile
Yuki
I'm still lost as ever whenever I listen to you... But whatever.
Misumi profile
Misumi
(Of course, it's not just about the triangles you can see with your eyes...)
[Flashback]
Hakkaku If you manage to find the three most important treasures in your life, I'm sure you will be truly happy as well, Misumi.
Misumi profile
Misumi
I can only have three treasures?
Hakkaku Yes. After all, it's no good to be too greedy. If something is realy important to you, it will be the only thing you need.
Misumi profile
Misumi
Hmm...
Hakkaku I'm sure you'll be able to understand one day.
[Flashback end]
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Misumi
(Triangles, acting, and everyone in the Mankai Company... They make up my super-duper important and perfect triangle.)
Yuki profile
Yuki
Give it to the next person if you're done.
Misumi profile
Misumi
Okay! I'll hand it over to Muku and Kaz!
[Timeskip]
[Muku & Kazunari's Room]
Muku profile
Muku
Wow, everyone's pages look so different from each other!
Kazunari profile
Kazunari
They're all super creative!
Muku profile
Muku
We should make our pages really colorful, too!
Kazunari profile
Kazunari
Yeah, let's go all-out in designing ours!
Ooh, I know! Why don't we combine our pages and work together?!
Muku profile
Muku
That's a great idea!
Oh, if we're using both pages together, why don't we make a pop-up picture book?
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Kazunari
Mukkun, you're a genius!
Muku profile
Muku
Ehehe.
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Kazunari
If we're gonna do a pop-up, we should make something really eye-catching.
Muku profile
Muku
How about we make a mini replica of our theater?
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Kazunari
Nice! We can even add all our members in it!
Muku profile
Muku
I want to figure out a way to make them move on stage!
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Kazunari
That sounds super sick! Let's get started!
[Mini Timeskip]
Muku profile
Muku
Want me to cut these?
Kazunari profile
Kazunari
Please and thank you!
Muku profile
Muku
(It's already been a year since out troupe's come together... Time really flies.)
(Having to give up track and field because of my ingury tore a gaping hole in my heart, but now, that sad haze I was in feels like it was just a bad dream.)
(After I got hurt, I felt so awkward and useless around my old teammates... That was a really tough time for me.)
(But I'm once again able to work toward a common goal with the friends I've come to love and cherish...)
(I'm glad that I chose to join this troupe and begin acting.)
(If I hadn't, I don't think I would've been able to make so many friends.)
(Everything from our ages, personalities, and hobbies are totally different, but our feelings on stage are all the same...)
(It's all thanks to acting that I'm no longer the scaredy-cat and timid boy I used to be.)
(From our first to our third play, I challenged myself by playling roles that broke me out of my shell. It was through that I was able to gain more confidence.)
[Flashback][1]
Izumi profile
Izumi
Hey, think of it this way: No good tresure worth its weight in gold is that easy to obtain, right? Now, what do you think Henry would have done here?
Muku profile
Muku
Henry?
Izumi profile
Izumi
That's right.
Muku profile
Muku
...I think he would do anything he could to get the treasure.
Izumi profile
Izumi
That's the spirit! And just like how Henry wouldn't give up, neither can we, okay?
[Flashback end]
Muku profile
Muku
(I know I'll be able to discover even more hidden parts of myself that I don't know about yet as I continue to grow.)
(If I keep at it, I may even be able to play a convincing prince one day...)
(Thank goodness I mustered up the courage to audition for the Mankai Company. Thank you for taking me in, Izumi.)
[Mini Timeskip]
Muku profile
Muku
I'm finished with my section, Kazu.
Kazunari profile
Kazunari
Awesome! I'll combine it with mine.
Muku profile
Muku
Okay!
Kazunari profile
Kazunari
(Man, doing a collab with comeone else is sooo hella fun!)
(I'm getting so many ideas that I couldn't think of on my own. This is super exciting!)
(Most of my college assignments are solo projects, but I've been able to do way more collab projects since joining Mankai.)
(It's thanks to Tsuzuroon's awesome word-building that I can make our cool flyers, and Yuuki creates beautiful costumes for us...)
(Omimi knows how to work a camera like nobody else, and everyone's performances are always on point...)
(And with Izumi to bring everything together and me to help out with graphic design stuff, we all make a complete package!)
(Everything we produce is possible because we combine all our skills and ideas together. There's no way we could've done it just working on our own.)
(It's hard work, but it's definitely worth it in the end...not to mention meaningful! Every single one of our flyers is packed with good memories.)
(Just looking at them makes me remember what happened during each performance.)
(This is so neat. I've never felt this way when drawing on my own before.)
(I've also learned how to face people head-on and speak my mind since coming here...)
[Flashback][2]
Izumi profile
Izumi
Kuro's outfit really suits the character too, don't you think, Kazunari?
Kazunari profile
Kazunari
Actually... They fall a little flat from Yukki's normal designs... Kinda feels like he played it safe. I guess they lack the usual oomph, ya know?
Izumi profile
Izumi
Huh?
Yuki profile
Yuki
What? You got a problem with my costumes?
Kazunari profile
Kazunari
Oh, no. I didn't mean-
Yuki profile
Yuki
It was the best I could do right now! You think I don't know they're plain? If you don't like it, don't wear it!
[Flashback end]
Kazunari profile
Kazunari
(I'm totally the worst at giving my opinions and butting heads with others, but I can finally be honest with everyone here. And I want to continue doing so.)
(I've learned that sometimes, it's necessary to disagree with people. Realizing that was an important step for me to learn to stand up for myself.)
(We'll be able to design cooler flyers and create even better shows if we continue sharing our ideas and thoughts.)
(I know I'll be able to put out even more awesome pieces if I keep working with everyone. Being able to be so sure of something feels really good.)
(Joining this troupe really was the right choice.)
(Thanks so much for everyhting, Izumi. I'll keep doing my best!)
Hey, Mukkun, is it just me, or are we straight-up killing this masterpiece?
Muku profile
Muku
Hehe! I don't think it's just you! I can't wait for Izumi to see it.
[To be continued...]
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Notes

  1. This takes place during the Captain Sky's Pirates event.
  2. This takes place during the Great Sardine Search event.
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