Act 2: A Summer of Overcomings!
Chapter 6: The Seven Mysteries of MANKAI Theater
Kazunari: “Ayyy, this is gonna be my #crib from now on.” And…post!
Woah, there are 500 likes already! Awesome!
Izumi: Kazunari-kun, what are you doing?
Kazunari: I was just postin’ a pic of this place on Insta.
Izumi: (If I remember correctly, Insta’s the name of a social network where you can share photos. As expected, he’s good with things like this.)
Muku: I didn’t know the dorms were this spacious.
Yuki: This place was made to fit 20 people, after all.
Tenma: ……This is smaller than my house.
Muku: Eh?! Tenma’s house must be huge!!
Yuki: He’s probably just freeloading in a studio somewhere.
Tenma: Why the heck would I do that?!
Izumi: Everyone, I’ll split you into your different rooms now, so gather round.
All the rooms in this dorm are made to fit two, so I’ll be splitting you all between 3 rooms, but-
Tenma: Don’t expect me to share a room with anyone but myself.
Yuki: She literally just said they fit two. Are you even listening?
Kazunari: I’ve been rejected once by Yukki already, so — Mukkun, room with me~!
Muku: Eh? Me? If you’re okay with someone like me, then sure.
Kazunari: Yas~! We’re roommates from today onwards!
Muku: Please take good care of me.
Izumi: Alright, can the two of you use Room 202, then?
Kazunari: Okie dokes.
Muku: Yes, sure.
Yuki: As expected of the Socialite……he works fast.
Tenma: Cool, then we can split the other two rooms between the two of us.
Izumi: Yep. We’ll have to talk things over again if someone else joins later on, but for now, you can each have a room to yourselves.
Tenma: I’m taking Room 203.
Yuki: Who gave you the permission to decide on your own?
Izumi: Yuki-kun, do you mind using Room 201?
Yuki: Well, no, not really……
Tenma: Then don’t complain.
Yuki: Says you?!
Manager: Did you say Room 203……?
Manager, don’t suddenly pop up from behind me!
Manager: Sorry about that……but Room 203 is bit of a problem……
Izumi: In what way is it a problem?
Manager: The truth is……there’s something known as the ‘Seven Mysteries of MANKAI Theater’ here……
Izumi: Seven mysteries……?
Manager: It’s said on some days, voices can be heard from Room 203, even though it’s supposedly empty……
Manager: I’ve been avoiding it in fear, so it hasn’t been cleaned in a long, long time……
Izumi: That in itself is terrifying enough to scare me off! Why didn’t you tell me something this important earlier?!
Manager: I had a hangover……I just woke up……
Yuki: Oh, that’s why he’s talking so slow.
Tenma: Oi, Rurikawa — switch rooms with me……
Yuki: Haaah? Don’t tell me you’re scared?
Tenma: Who said anything about being scared!
Yuki: You’re the one who said you wanted to take Room 203.
Tenma: I’ve changed my mind.
Yuki: Haha, no.
Tenma: What did you say?! You do know that I’m older than you, right?!
Tenma: Respect your elders!
Yuki: Kazunari’s the oldest one here but he’s not complaining about sharing rooms, is he?
Kazunari: Ah, does that mean I did something good? Was I, like, a true mature adult? Yukki, compliment me more~
Yuki: Yep yep.
Tenma: Respect me too!
Yuki: You wish.
Tenma: What did you say?!
Muku: C-Calm down everyone.
Izumi: For now, let’s just go and look at Room 203 together. It’s possible that there’s nothing wrong with it.
Tenma: ……Fine. If I hear anything at all that sounds dodgy, don’t even think about making me use Room 203, alright?!
Yuki: God, how selfish can you get.
Tenma: Just shut up!
Can anyone hear anything?
Yuki: Mmmmm, nope.
Tenma: I hear it!
Muku: I can hear something!
Kazunari: A cursed room for realsies! Imma take a pic and post it on Insta!
Tenma: Don’t! What are you going to do if you actually manage to take a photo of it!
Yuki: He’s totally scared.
Tenma: Shut up!
Izumi: W-Well, it’s not like we know that it’s a ghost for sure.
Yuki: Maybe it’s an intruder?
Manager: That sounds scary too……
Izumi: ……Let’s go in and see.
Manager: Ehhhh?! B-But it’s been left alone for so long already……
Izumi: We won’t be able to use the room until we check. Let’s find out what it is.
Manager: But that’s dangerous! If it’s really an intruder-
Izumi: With this many people gathered, we’ll be fine.
Yuki: Wouldn’t it be better for a guy to go in first, instead of a girl?
Izumi: Well, if we’re looking for a guy then……
Manager: F-Fine……I’ll do something about it. Just wait a moment.
Izumi: (We might actually be able to rely on Manager for once…….!)
Manager: Sorry for the wait! Proudly presenting…Director’s 24-hour security guard, Masumi-kun!
Izumi: (I take that back. Manager will always be Manager……)
Masumi: What are you doing?
Izumi: There’s weird sounds coming from this room, so I thought I’d check to see what’s inside……
Masumi: ……I’ll go in. Director, stay back.
Izumi: Please be careful.