Act 2: A Summer of Overcomings!
Chapter 10: One Thousand and One Nights
Muku: Ah, Yuki-kun!!
Muku: Ah, sorry. Can I call you ‘Yuki-kun’?
Yuki: I don’t really mind……but what?
Muku: Let’s go home together.
Yuki: ……What are you going to do if people find out that we’re living in together in the same dorms?
Muku: Eh? Is that a bad thing……?
Yuki: Duh, we’ll get laughed at if others know we’re acting in a theater, Fairytale Boy.
Muku: Ah……I’m sorry. You’re right. If you’re with me, you’ll get laughed at too…..
We’ll totally get called the ‘Pea-sized Pair’ and laughed at because ‘our heights and baby faces fit too well together’……
Yuki: Um, I’m pretty sure no one’s actually going to say that?! Also, you basically just dissed me indirectly.
Muku: O-Oh, right. Sorry.
Yuki: That’s not what I was worried about. We just stand out together.
Muku: O-Okay. I’ll walk away from you.
Kazunari: Hey guys! Y’all look mega adorbs in your uniforms~! Why are y’all walking so far apart?
Yuki: It’s camouflage.
Kazunari: Woah, that’s so cool! You totally sounded like a celebrity just now!
Yuki: ? What’s this car doing here.
Kazunari: It’s a Porsche!
Tenma: Don’t make a racket in the middle of the street. How embarrassing.
Yuki: You’re the embarrassing one, driving in this narrow road with a car like that.
Tenma: How is my car embarrassing in any way!
Yuki: It’s owner is embarrassing.
Tenma: ? It’s owner……wait, that’s me! How am I embarrassing?!
Yuki: C-Come on, we’ll stand out even more like this.
Tenma: Hmph. Igawa, you can leave now. I’ll walk the rest of the way myself.
Kazunari: As expected of Tenten — he has a manager that drives him around!
Yuki: I’m home~
Muku: I’m home.
Izumi: Welcome back, everyone!
Misumi: Welcome back~
Izumi: You guys came home together, huh. By the way, we’re having curry for dinner together!
Kazunari: We had curry yesterday and the day before too.
Yuki: There she is, the Lord of Curry……
Muku: But Director-san’s curry really does taste good.
Izumi: For today’s curry, I’ve arranged the spices so that-
Tenma: I don’t want to know about it.
Misumi: I’ll pour curry over my triangular onigiri~
Izumi: Did I just hear a groan……?!
Kazunari: Uwah?! Tsuzurun, what’s wrong?! You look like death!
Tsuzuru: I’m done……
Izumi: Eh?! By ‘done,’ you don’t mean……?!
Tsuzuru: The Summer Troupe’s……script……
Kazunari: Earth to Tsuzuruuuun!
Muku: S-Someone, call an ambulance!!
Misumi: Want an onigiri~?
Izumi: Don’t worry, he’ll get up soon.
Yuki: He’s just asleep.
Izumi: I guess he stayed up all night writing again. Let’s carry him onto the couch.
Izumi: Tsuzuru-kun, are you feeling okay?
Tsuzuru: Ah, I’m sorry……I suddenly just got really tired……
Yuki: Gosh, you really are a handful.
Tenma: You can say that again.
Muku: Um, did you finish writing the play?
Tsuzuru: Yep, it’s all done. Director, please check through it for me.
Izumi: Got it. What did you pick as the title?
Tsuzuru: Since everyone wanted to play the lead role, I based the play on Arabian Nights.
Yuki: So like, One Thousand and One Nights?
Muku: Oh right, there’s a lot of different lead roles in that.
Izumi: I see — so everyone gets to play a lead role, then!
Misumi: Am I playing the role of a triangle~?
Tsuzuru: Sorry, but there isn’t one.
By the way, I’ve given the primary lead role of Alibaba to Tenma, since he’s the leader, with Yuki playing Scheherazade.
Tenma: That’s right.
Yuki: Making the costume for the princess of Arabian Nights sounds like it’s going to be fun.
Tsuzuru: Miyoshi-san will be playing Aladdin, Muku will be playing Sinbad, and Ikaruga-san will be playing the Genie of the Lamp.
Kazunari: Aladdin? Sounds awesome. Plus, he’s well-known~!
Muku: Sinbad’s the hero who sails across the seas, right! That’s amazing!
Misumi: A genie, huh~ Lamps are kinda like triangles, so that sounds good~
Izumi: I’m glad the problem we had with the lead role’s been solved. As expected of you, Tsuzuru-kun!
Tenma: But with Arabian Nights, it’s important that the costumes don’t look cheap, right?
Will we be okay letting this guy make them on his own?
Yuki: I’ll use organdie and sequins……yeah, I’ve got a lot of good ideas.
I really want to make the costumes for this one. Please let me do it.
Izumi: Of course!
Kazunari: Well then, I’ll design something that matches Yukki’s costumes.
Izumi: We’re relying on you again this time!
Tenma: Everything’s seriously gonna be handmade……are you sure we’re gonna be okay?
Manager: Director, are you here~?
Izumi: Ah, Manager. What’s wrong?
Manager: I found tapes of the Summer Troupe rehearsals when I was cleaning the storeroom. Do you think they’ll be helpful?
Tsuzuru: Wow, they really are old.
Izumi: Is that a VHS cassette?
Manager: Yeah. But the VHS player here broke a while back……
Izumi: It’s hard to find VHS players nowadays, isn’t it.
Yuki: What is that?
Muku: I’ve never seen anything like this before.
Manager: Is this what they call the generation gap……?! I guess I really am getting old……
Izumi: C-Cheer up, please!
Anyway, what should we do — the VHS player doesn’t work.
Kazunari: Do you think you could let me take care of that~?