The following transcript is the backstage story of Masumi Usui SR 【Blooming Trail】.

Part 1
[Izumi's Room]
??? Izumi... Hey, Izumi...
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Izumi
(Huh...? Someone's calling for me... They sound so far away...)
??? Izumi...
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Izumi
Hm...? Masumi...? Is that you?
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Masumi
...Are you finally awake? You're so cute when you're sleeping, but you're just as adorable when you're half-awake...
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Izumi
G'morn- Wait, huh?! Masumi, what are you doing in my room?!
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Masumi
You weren't coming out even though it's late. so I came to wake you up.
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Izumi
Wait, what time is it now?
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Masumi
It's already past 8.
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Izumi
Oh no, you're right! I overslept! I totally forgot to set my alarm last night...
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Masumi
You even forgot to lock your door. Who knows what would've happened if another guy besides me came in here?
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Izumi
R-right...
Hold on, you can't just come barging in here, either! I still know it's my fault that I didn't lock the door, but still!
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Masumi
You don't have to worry about me. Anyway, just be more careful from now on.
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Izumi
I'll keep that in mind... But Masumi, don't just come inside my room so suddenly. You're going to give me a heart attack.
Anyway, I was planning to do some errands today, so I'm glad you woke me up. Thanks.
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Masumi
No problem. Here, take my hand. I can help you get out of bed.
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Izumi
I do NOT need your help with that!
[Scene Change: Lounge]
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Izumi
Good morning.
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Omi
Oh, morning, Izumi.
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Tsuzuru
Good morning. Breakfast's ready.
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Izumi
Thanks! It looks delicious.
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Omi
Glad to see you finally up. Masumi really must've gone to wake you.
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Izumi
Huh? How'd you know that?
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Omi
I remember you said you were supposed to head out this morning, but you still hadn't come out to eat. I was getting kind of worried.
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Tsuzuru
Then Masumi suddenly vanished from the lounge, so we figured he was going to wake you up.
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Izumi
Oh, that makes sense. Sorry for worrying you guys. I just forgot to set my phone alarm and ended up sleeping in.
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Tsuzuru
It happens to the best of us.
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Masumi
I can go wake you up every morning, then.
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Izumi
Uh, you seriously don't have to. This rarely ever happens, so rest easy.
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Izumi
Uh, you seriously don't have to. This rarely ever happens, so rest easy!
But thank you so much for waking me up today, Masumi. You really saved me.
It feels pretty nice to have another person wake you up instead of some obnoxiously loud beeping noise.
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Omi
Haha, you're right about that.
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Tsuzuru
Since you have a room all to yourself, I can see how that'd be nice.
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Masumi
...
[To be continued...]


Part 2
[Izumi's Room]
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Izumi
Phew... Thank goodness Masumi woke me up this morning. Otherwise, I don't think I would've managed to head out on time and get everything taken care of today.
[Knock- knock- knock-]
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Izumi
Who could that be? Come in.
Oh, hi again, Masumi
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Masumi
Here, Izumi. This is for you.
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Izumi
Wow, what a gorgeously wrapped box... Why are you giving this to me?
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Masumi
Just open it.
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Izumi
Uh, okay?
(Even the actual box itself is cute! Is it really okay to open it?)
Masumi's Clock
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Izumi
It's...a clock? Oh wow, the dials are Alice in Wonderland themed!
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Masumi
It's an alarm clock.
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Izumi
I had a feeling that's what it was, It's super cute! It reminds me of the Spring Troupe's second performance, too.
Are you really sure you want to give this to me...?
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Masumi
I bought it just for you.
I know how hard you've been working for us since I met you last year... So I wanted to get something for you.
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Izumi
(I had no idea Masumi was planning to do something like this, I'm so happy...)
Choice 1: You've been working hard, too. Choice 2: Thank you so much.
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Izumi
I know you've been working just as hard yourself, Masumi. I can tell when I watch you during practices and performances. Thanks, Masumi! I couldn't be happier! I've really been wanting a clock. I'll be sure to put this to good use, especially after this morning's mess.
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Masumi
So you've been watching me, too... I'm glad I got you something you really wanted.
Let me know if there's anything else you want. I'll get it for you right away.
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Izumi
You did such a great job as the lead for Alex in Wonderland! The audience went wild over it. I don't need anything more! Your thoughts are more than enough.
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Masumi
I was only able to play the lead and pull everyone together then with the help of the other Spring Troupe members. And because of you...
I can do anything as long as you're with me. You motivate me to always want to do better.
It's been one year since I met you. I want you to take this gift as a reminder of that.
I had a lot of fun trying to look for a gift that you'd like.
I was so excited thinking about how you'd react when I gave this to you and how you might smile...
It's been a long time since I had so much fun while shopping.
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Izumi
Thank you so much, Masumi... I'll be sure to take good care of this.
Let's keep doing our best, all right?
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Masumi
...I love you.
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Izumi
Uh...!
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Masumi
I won't let anyone else take you from me. That's one thing that'll never change.
...Well, good night.
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Izumi
G-good night.
(It's been a year and I'm still not used to how Masumi can get at times...)
But this alarm clock he got me sure is cute... I'll set it now and hit the hay.
[Next morning]
??? Izumi... Hey, Izumi...
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Izumi
Hm...?
Huh?!
Masumi's Clock
Alarm Clock Wake up, Izumi.
We have to get going, Izumi.
I love you. I really, truly love you.
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Izumi
(Holy crap! Why is Masumi's voice coming from the clock?!)
I'll figure that out later! I gotta stop this alarm, first!
[Scene Change: Lounge Hallway]
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Masumi
G'morning, Izumi.
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Izumi
W-whoa! Hey, Masumi, you scared the living daylights out of me.
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Masumi
Did you wake up okay today?
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Izumi
I did. But, Masumi... Why's the clock...um, the way it is?
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Masumi
You mentioned before that it'd be nice to wake up to my voice. So I bought a clock I could record mt voice with.
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Izumi
What? When did I ever say something like that...?
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Masumi
Yesterday morning.
[Flashback]
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Izumi
It feels pretty nice to have another person wake you up instead of some obnoxiously loud beeping noise.
[Flashback end]
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Izumi
(And the monkey paw curls a finger)[1]
(He must've assumed that I was talking about him when I said 'another person'...)
(But he DID go through all of that effort of getting that gift for me as a sign of his gratitude...)
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Masumi
Now I'll be with you every morning to wake you up...
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Izumi
(Well, it sure did wake me up. Guess I can't really complain about that part. Haha...)
[Story Clear]

Notes

  1. This phrase is a reference to The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs. Basically, Izumi means that her wish was granted but with a heavy price.
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