Our second culture festival approaches! Because we're in a performing club, we get to choose between doing that and participating in the school play. Sadly, we apparently can't practice for both at the same time. Guess who's with us when we decide to try new things and pick the play! Seiji: "...You've been fidgeting restlessly for a while now. Calm down." P-chan: "I'm really nervous..." Seiji: "Don't think about it too much, there's nothing to worry about." P-chan: "Still... Oh yeah. You're used to the stage, aren't you?" Seiji: "...I guess." P-chan: "........................." Way to set your co-star's fears to rest, Piano-sempai. Seiji: "...Don't come too close. You'll infect me with your nerves." P-chan: (...I think he might be nervous too.) Aww, I thought maybe a hug would help settle those butterflies. Announcer: "The Habataki Academy school play will begin shortly." Seiji: "Let's go. Remember, I won't cover up for you if you flub your lines." P-chan: "Please stop stressing me out~." ...You're kind of terrible at this encouragement thing, Seiji. Seiji: "...You have found your way, and you know where you are going." P-chan: "You are a writer now, and I an actress. We have both been sucked into the whirlpool called talent!" Seiji: "Then what of love? What will become of this love I have for you?" P-chan: "Pursuing love as one's only purpose is a mere trifle. But talent is a different story. I must pursue it with all of my being!" P-chan: "Good-bye, you whom I had loved. I can no longer see anything but the path of an actress before m-" Seiji: "Wait." P-chan: "...Eh?" (Huh? This is where he should have said "Don't go!" and clung to me...) What I would give to see that! Seiji: "Let's say both you and I devote our lives to our talent..." P-chan: (H-he's changing his lines! Seiji-sempai~...) Seiji: "If our eventual destination is a dead end, what would we do?" P-chan: "Er..." Seiji: "Should talent forsake us after we have cast everything else away, we'd neither be able to go on nor retrace our steps." P-chan's natural eloquence shines through! though I guess if a co-actor made up lines on the spot during an actual performance I would be pretty tongue-tied too Seiji: "Pursuing talent with all of your being... Do you truly understand what a dangerous gamble that is?" P-chan: "I..." (What do I do, the script calls for me to break free and run away...) Seiji: "...Forget it, just go." P-chan: "Seiji-sempai... I mean, you..." Seiji: "Good-bye, you whom I had loved. I wonder when the futures we pursued started diverging so?" Seiji: "...Aah, it's finally over." P-chan: "Haa, you really surprised me when you changed some of the lines..." Incidentally, they were performing The Seagull. Seiji: "That scenario is so opportunistic that it's been sticking in my craw ever since the first rehearsal." P-chan: "Well... If you wanted to change it, then at least practice it in a rehearsal first..." Seiji: "Your lines are the ones I can't stomach the most." Seiji: "Killing one's talent, talent not being able to rest in peace... Each and every one of those lines hurt." P-chan: "I'm just following the script..." Seiji: "And I'm just complimenting your acting. Be happy about it." P-chan: "...Er, thank you very much." Seiji: "Hmph." He storms off and P-chan's left wondering if that really was a compliment at all... Looks like it hit a bit close to home.