The following transcript is the backstage story of Masumi Usui SR 【Blooming Trail】.
|???||Izumi... Hey, Izumi...|
|(Huh...? Someone's calling for me... They sound so far away...)|
|Hm...? Masumi...? Is that you?|
|...Are you finally awake? You're so cute when you're sleeping, but you're just as adorable when you're half-awake...|
|G'morn- Wait, huh?! Masumi, what are you doing in my room?!|
|You weren't coming out even though it's late. so I came to wake you up.|
|Wait, what time is it now?|
|It's already past 8.|
|Oh no, you're right! I overslept! I totally forgot to set my alarm last night...|
|You even forgot to lock your door. Who knows what would've happened if another guy besides me came in here?|
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!
|You don't have to worry about me. Anyway, just be more careful from now on.|
|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.
|No problem. Here, take my hand. I can help you get out of bed.|
|I do NOT need your help with that!|
|[Scene Change: Lounge]|
|Oh, morning, Izumi.|
|Good morning. Breakfast's ready.|
|Thanks! It looks delicious.|
|Glad to see you finally up. Masumi really must've gone to wake you.|
|Huh? How'd you know that?|
|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.|
|Then Masumi suddenly vanished from the lounge, so we figured he was going to wake you up.|
|Oh, that makes sense. Sorry for worrying you guys. I just forgot to set my phone alarm and ended up sleeping in.|
|It happens to the best of us.|
|I can go wake you up every morning, then.|
|Uh, you seriously don't have to. This rarely ever happens, so rest easy.|
|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.
|Haha, you're right about that.|
|Since you have a room all to yourself, I can see how that'd be nice.|
|[To be continued...]|
|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-]|
|Who could that be? Come in.
Oh, hi again, Masumi
|Here, Izumi. This is for you.|
|Wow, what a gorgeously wrapped box... Why are you giving this to me?|
|Just open it.|
(Even the actual box itself is cute! Is it really okay to open it?)
|It's...a clock? Oh wow, the dials are Alice in Wonderland themed!|
|It's an alarm clock.|
|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...?
|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.
|(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.|
|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.|
|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.
|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.|
|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.
|Thank you so much, Masumi... I'll be sure to take good care of this.
Let's keep doing our best, all right?
|...I love you.|
|I won't let anyone else take you from me. That's one thing that'll never change.
...Well, 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.
|???||Izumi... Hey, Izumi...|
|Alarm Clock||Wake up, Izumi.|
We have to get going, Izumi.
I love you. I really, truly love you.
|(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]|
|W-whoa! Hey, Masumi, you scared the living daylights out of me.|
|Did you wake up okay today?|
|I did. But, Masumi... Why's the clock...um, the way it is?|
|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.|
|What? When did I ever say something like that...?|
|It feels pretty nice to have another person wake you up instead of some obnoxiously loud beeping noise.|
|(And the monkey paw curls a finger)
(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...)
|Now I'll be with you every morning to wake you up...|
|(Well, it sure did wake me up. Guess I can't really complain about that part. Haha...)|
- 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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