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The Dream that Transcends Today (Ch16-25)

Dec 31st, 2020 (edited)
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  1. Thanks Ruelin and Vivi for reviewing!
  2. ===================
  3. -Story Tab-
  4. Iroha (Part 3)
  5. After I finish helping, I wonder if I can take it easy and watch the kite flying competition.
  6.  
  7. =====16=====
  8.  
  9. <The kite flying competition grounds>
  10.  
  11. Boy
  12. WOOOAAAAH~! IT'S FLYING~~!
  13.  
  14. Girl
  15. Wait, the string is still twisted!
  16.  
  17. Yuuna
  18. Here I go!
  19.  
  20. Hotori
  21. K-Kaharun... Are you seriously doing this...?
  22.  
  23. Yuuna
  24. Of course I am.
  25. Come, Hotori-san, Rion-san,
  26. please hold onto the kite firmly.
  27. Once you start feeling the wind, look for the signal, then let it go.
  28.  
  29. Rion
  30. Eh...have you even done kite flying before?
  31.  
  32. Yuuna
  33. Huhu, please just watch.
  34.  
  35. [*Whoosh*]
  36.  
  37. Hotori
  38. Uwa, amazing!
  39. It's flying!
  40.  
  41. Rion
  42. Eh...!? So easily...?
  43. Y-you're actually skilled at this?
  44.  
  45. Yuuna
  46. Huhu, indeed I am.
  47. A while ago, while I was studying abroad,
  48. I made acquaintance​ with someone who had a career as a world champion kite flyer.
  49.  
  50. Hotori
  51. Eh...
  52.  
  53. Yuuna
  54. Fortunately, before I returned to Japan,
  55. I got the chance to spend an entire day being coached.
  56.  
  57. Rion
  58. Making personal contacts as usual, then...
  59.  
  60. Hotori
  61. So that's why you really wanted to participate in this competition.
  62. You even cut short your New Years trip in New Caledonia for it.
  63.  
  64. Yuuna
  65. Actually, there is another reason to participate in this competition...
  66. But of course, I'll still go all out for it.
  67. As the disciple of a world champ, embarrassing results will not be forgiven!
  68.  
  69. Hotori
  70. You've got my support! I won't let you down either!
  71.  
  72. Rion
  73. Such grand words.
  74.  
  75. Yuuna
  76. Mm...?
  77. Kya...KYAAA...!?
  78.  
  79. Rion
  80. W-what!? What's wrong!?
  81.  
  82. Yuuna
  83. N...No way... It can't be...!
  84.  
  85. Hotori
  86. Tomoe...Mami-san!?
  87.  
  88. Rion
  89. Why is she here...?
  90.  
  91. Yuuna
  92. .....
  93. That carefree smile like that of a saint...
  94. That is undoubtedly what she must show to those she spends her everyday life with...
  95.  
  96. Hotori
  97. Then, are those people around Mami-san her friends from school?
  98. But...people from Mitakihara came all the way to Kamihama just for the kite flying competition...?
  99.  
  100. Rion
  101. That's hard to imagine...
  102. Say, why doesn't the person doing all the admiring go ask?
  103.  
  104. Yuuna
  105. I-I can't...that would be incredibly discourteous!
  106. .....
  107.  
  108. Hotori
  109. Ah...she's frozen...
  110.  
  111. Rion
  112. Doesn't seem like we're flying kites anymore...
  113.  
  114. =====17=====
  115.  
  116. Madoka
  117. Uwaa! There's so many kites!
  118.  
  119. Ui
  120. Pretty!
  121.  
  122. Mami
  123. Is it fine for you to not be helping the shrine now?
  124.  
  125. Iroha
  126. Yes.
  127. We were told that since it's customary to pay your visit in the morning,
  128. there would be fewer visitors by lunch time,
  129. so we could to the kite flying competition.
  130.  
  131. Mami
  132. I see.
  133.  
  134. Sayaka
  135. I bet you wish you could change out of your miko clothes now.
  136.  
  137. Iroha
  138. But we're still here to help, more or less,
  139. so if we see anyone in trouble while we're playing,
  140. it's our job to support them or call for help.
  141.  
  142. Sayaka
  143. Sounds rough.
  144.  
  145. Ui
  146. Onee-chan, let's hurry and go!
  147.  
  148. Iroha
  149. That's right.
  150. It's Ui's first time, so she's been looking forward to this.
  151.  
  152. Ui
  153. Yeah.
  154. I've only ever watched, so I want to try it myself.
  155.  
  156. Iroha
  157. Then, let's go borrow a kite right away.
  158. Everyone comes here for the kite rentals
  159. because they're kites prepared by Mizuna Shrine.
  160. It's fun to pick one since there's so many nice old-fashioned kites.
  161.  
  162. Madoka
  163. Yeah!
  164.  
  165. ---
  166.  
  167. Madoka
  168. Homura-chan, ready?
  169.  
  170. Homura
  171. Yeah, ready anytime.
  172.  
  173. Madoka
  174. I'm going to run as fast as I can, so if you feel the wind, let go of the kite.
  175.  
  176. Homura
  177. ...Now!
  178.  
  179. [*Whoosh*]
  180.  
  181. Sayaka
  182. It's flying! Ohh, they're perfectly in sync!
  183.  
  184. Kyouko
  185. Perfectly in sync, huh...
  186. They can't just shout a signal like normal?
  187.  
  188. Sayaka
  189. Tsk tsk tsk... Words are too slow.
  190. They're a reflection upon the world...nay, their very souls are harmonized.
  191.  
  192. Kyouko
  193. What are you on about...
  194.  
  195. Mami
  196. Huhu, did you want to try too?
  197. Look, I've got a kite here.
  198.  
  199. Kyouko
  200. .....Well, I guess I can try a new game once in a while...
  201.  
  202. ---
  203.  
  204. Iroha
  205. Alright, Onee-chan is going to hold the kite,
  206. so Ui needs to run as fast as possible.
  207.  
  208. Ui
  209. Here we go!
  210.  
  211. Iroha
  212. ...Now!
  213.  
  214. [*Fwwshhh...*]
  215.  
  216. Iroha
  217. Ahh, we failed... It didn't take off...
  218.  
  219. Ui
  220. Aww~...
  221.  
  222. Iroha
  223. It's difficult, isn't it? I think it's going to be hard to get it to fly at first.
  224. However there is a trick to it...
  225.  
  226. Ui
  227. I-it's alright!
  228.  
  229. Iroha
  230. Eh?
  231.  
  232. Ui
  233. Just a little more...let me try harder!
  234.  
  235. Iroha
  236. ...Sure, we can. Let's challenge ourselves a little more.
  237.  
  238. =====18=====
  239.  
  240. Ui
  241. Alright...this time...
  242.  
  243. Iroha's Voice
  244. Uiii! I'm ready over here!
  245.  
  246. Ui
  247. Y-yeah!
  248.  
  249. Ui's Voice
  250. Waa~~ I messed up~~
  251.  
  252. Iroha
  253. Aah...
  254.  
  255. Ui
  256. .....
  257.  
  258. Kyouko
  259. ..... Tch, you messed up again?
  260.  
  261. Sayaka's Voice
  262. Sorry! Sorry!
  263.  
  264. Ui
  265. .....
  266.  
  267. Kyouko
  268. What? Ui also having trouble?
  269.  
  270. Ui
  271. Uu...
  272.  
  273. Kyouko
  274. What's with that response...
  275.  
  276. Ui
  277. ...I can't get it to fly at all...
  278.  
  279. Kyouko
  280. Did you ask Iroha how?
  281.  
  282. Ui
  283. Eh, Onee-chan...? No...that's...a little...
  284.  
  285. Kyouko
  286. ...Well, I guess she's not good at flying kites either.
  287.  
  288. Ui
  289. T-that's not true!
  290.  
  291. Kyouko
  292. Mm?
  293.  
  294. Ui
  295. When I was in the hospital, Onee-chan came over on New Year's
  296. and fle~w a kite so high out of the hospital
  297. that I could see it all the way from my room.
  298.  
  299. Kyouko
  300. Heeh, that's surprising.
  301. Maybe I should ask her for some tips.
  302.  
  303. Ui
  304. Eh!?
  305.  
  306. Kyouko
  307. What?
  308.  
  309. Ui
  310. U-ummm...
  311.  
  312. Kyouko
  313. Now that you've told me that, why didn't you ask her, Ui?
  314.  
  315. Ui
  316. I-I don't want to be spoiled...by her...
  317.  
  318. Kyouko
  319. The heck is that.
  320. Askin' about somethin' you can't do isn't being spoiled, is it?
  321.  
  322. Ui
  323. Y-yeah...that's true, but...
  324.  
  325. ---
  326.  
  327. Iroha
  328. I'm not very good at it, but I can give you some simple advice.
  329. ...Ui, you remember, right?
  330.  
  331. Ui
  332. Y-yeah.
  333.  
  334. Iroha
  335. ...The trick to it was...that's right...
  336. It's just pulling the string in time with your partner
  337. and running straight... That's about it.
  338.  
  339. Mami
  340. Running straight on the grass without a path
  341. would be surprisingly difficult like this.
  342.  
  343. Ui
  344. Yeah... There's no lines on the ground...
  345. so if I try looking at the sky, or at Onee-chan holding the kite...
  346. I end up not knowing where I'm running...
  347.  
  348. Mami
  349. Miki-san... Do you have any ideas?
  350.  
  351. Sayaka
  352. Eh!?
  353. ...Hmm... I don't know if it'll be helpful, but...
  354. Keep your eyes on your enemy!
  355.  
  356. Kyouko
  357. There's no enemies.
  358.  
  359. Sayaka
  360. Then make a helpful landmark!
  361.  
  362. Mami
  363. Enemy...you must be referring to our experience with exterminating witches.
  364.  
  365. Sayaka
  366. Yep, that's it!
  367. After all, it's important to keep a close watch on your enemy!
  368. The essence of kite flying is no different from witch exterminating.
  369.  
  370. Kyouko
  371. Then why don't you do the running, Sayaka...
  372.  
  373. Ui
  374. I see... Then after I look away...
  375. Yeah, I'll try that.
  376.  
  377. Iroha
  378. The timing for letting go of the kite and the timing for pulling
  379. have to be perfect, don't they?
  380. I don't think it's easy to suddenly be perfectly in sync like that.
  381.  
  382. Homura
  383. You don't...have to...compliment me...
  384. All I did...was keep watch while Kaname-san ran...
  385.  
  386. Madoka
  387. Yeah, that's right.
  388. We watched each other closely so we got it perfectly in no time!
  389. And because we're close friends.
  390.  
  391. Ui
  392. ...! Yeah, I'll do my best!
  393. Alright, Onee-chan, let's resume practicing.
  394.  
  395. Iroha
  396. Huhu. What? You think we can do it?
  397.  
  398. Ui
  399. Yeah, I'm sure we can!
  400. But...again, I got help.
  401.  
  402. Iroha
  403. Don't worry about that.
  404. I'm Ui's Onee-chan, so it's perfectly normal to help you out.
  405.  
  406. =====19=====
  407.  
  408. Iroha
  409. Huh...
  410.  
  411. [*Chatter...*]
  412.  
  413. Iroha
  414. This place is drawing in a crowd too.
  415.  
  416. Ui
  417. The kite rental place...that's a huge queue...
  418. Hey, let's go help them.
  419.  
  420. Iroha
  421. You're done flying kites?
  422.  
  423. Ui
  424. Yeah! I've played enough!
  425. We're also mikos, so we need to help out.
  426.  
  427. Iroha
  428. ...That's right, let's head back.
  429. Well everyone, we're back to helping now.
  430.  
  431. Madoka
  432. Sure, thank you for guiding us!
  433.  
  434. Mami
  435. Work hard.
  436.  
  437. Ui
  438. Yeah!
  439.  
  440. ---
  441.  
  442. Rui
  443. Ah-
  444.  
  445. Seira
  446. Mm? There?
  447.  
  448. Rui
  449. The mikos at the kite rental over there...
  450. Just a little...from a distance...excuse me...
  451.  
  452. Seira
  453. If you can really see the aspect of death, then this is gonna be trouble...!
  454. Senpais, please also prepare yourselves.
  455.  
  456. Mikura
  457. Sure, but I feel like you may be overreacting about this...
  458.  
  459. Temari
  460. This is just in case. Human lives come first.
  461.  
  462. Rui
  463. Reveal the truth (behold my)...Heaven's Gate Eye!
  464. .....
  465.  
  466. Seira
  467. ...W-well? Did you see...the aspect of death...?
  468.  
  469. Rui
  470. .....umm...
  471. Nothing...I couldn't see anything...
  472. I just...jumped to conclusions... This was pointless...I was, just reading too deeply into things...
  473. Alarming everyone... Troubling everyone like this is inexcusable...
  474.  
  475. Seira
  476. N-nah! I'm glad it was nothing!
  477.  
  478. Mikura
  479. Eh...ah. That's...right?
  480.  
  481. Temari
  482. You can never be certain in the world these days...
  483. At least this time we can confirm...that nothing has happened.
  484. Thanks to that, we can go back to freely playing.
  485.  
  486. Rui
  487. T-thank you...for such kind support...
  488.  
  489. Seira
  490. Well anyway...
  491. Now that we're here, I wanna fly a kite...
  492.  
  493. Temari
  494. Agreed. There seems to be a kite rental here.
  495.  
  496. Mikura
  497. Maybe I'll try it a little too.
  498.  
  499. Seira
  500. What are you gonna do, Mizuki? Wanna fly a kite together?
  501. Ah, but isn't your family waiting over at the shrine?
  502.  
  503. Rui
  504. I was told that I can go play, so it's okay.
  505.  
  506. Seira
  507. Oh, that so? Then we can try it together.
  508.  
  509. ---
  510.  
  511. Seira
  512. Excuse meee! I'd like to rent a kite!
  513.  
  514. Iroha
  515. Yes! Here you are...
  516.  
  517. Mikura
  518. Oh...? Looking closely at these...
  519.  
  520. Iroha
  521. Ah, that's Kosho Ward's...
  522. It's everyone from the history research club!
  523.  
  524. Temari
  525. It's been a while.
  526.  
  527. Iroha
  528. So you wanted a kite.
  529. Please choose the one you like from these here!
  530.  
  531. Seira
  532. Thanks!
  533.  
  534. ---
  535.  
  536. Seira
  537. There's so many, huh.
  538.  
  539. Rui
  540. I would like this... Counter Spring...
  541.  
  542. Seira
  543. New Year's greetings huh~ That's a classic.
  544.  
  545. Temari
  546. I think...for now I will choose a pretty one.
  547.  
  548. Mikura
  549. You're right...I will, too...
  550.  
  551. [*Rustle rustle...*]
  552.  
  553. Mikura
  554. Mm...?
  555. Eh!?
  556.  
  557. Temari
  558. ...? What happened?
  559.  
  560. Mikura
  561. Th-this is...
  562.  
  563. =====20=====
  564.  
  565. Temari
  566. ...? What happened?
  567.  
  568. Mikura
  569. Th-this is...
  570. Tamaki-san...this is serious...look at this...!
  571.  
  572. Iroha
  573. Eh!? D-did something happen...?
  574. It's...a kite, right...? Ah...but it's much older than the rest...
  575.  
  576. Mikura
  577. Judging by the name of the square seal stamped on this kite...
  578. This may very well be...from the Edo period.
  579.  
  580. Iroha
  581. Uhh...Eh!? The Edo period...?
  582.  
  583. Mikura
  584. In the Edo period, there was a time when kite flying got a surge in popularity...
  585. It's possible, though... If this square seal is in fact genuine,
  586. I believe it may have been gifted to this shrine by a great person long ago.
  587. This square seal belonged to a fuedal lord in this region.
  588.  
  589. Temari
  590. Y-you mean...
  591.  
  592. Mikura
  593. This is too historically valuable to be flying in the sky!
  594.  
  595. Iroha
  596. T-this is bad!
  597.  
  598. Ui
  599. We need to take it to the shrine right now!
  600.  
  601. Mikura
  602. Yeah, that would be for the best.
  603. Ah, but be careful while moving it!
  604.  
  605. Iroha
  606. Yeah, please leave it to us!
  607. Ah, and there's no need for everyone to worry, so please enjoy yourselves.
  608.  
  609. Older Girl
  610. EEEHHH~~~!?
  611. THIS KITE WAS A GIFT FROM SOME BIG SHOT FROM THE EDO PERIOD!?
  612.  
  613. Iroha
  614. A friend of mine who is well-acquainted with history told me that...
  615.  
  616. Older Girl
  617. This crest... I'm certain I've seen it before...
  618.  
  619. Iroha
  620. While I was carrying it here... I thought my heart was going to jump out of my chest...
  621.  
  622. Older Girl
  623. But, for something like that to get mixed in with the kite flying competition rentals...
  624. Such a precious thing needs to be on display here...ah.
  625. A totally different kite is being proudly displayed here...
  626.  
  627. Iroha
  628. W-what does this mean...
  629.  
  630. Older Girl
  631. I'll call someone from the shrine and confirm.
  632.  
  633. ---
  634.  
  635. Iroha
  636. How did it go?
  637.  
  638. Older Girl
  639. Yeah, this kite you just brought definitely seems to have historic value.
  640. They found the string was frayed and sent it to be mended,
  641. but in the meantime, the kite currently on display had arrived and was put there by mistake.
  642.  
  643. Iroha
  644. To get mixed up like that...
  645.  
  646. Older Girl
  647. Well, the girl that first received it was also just a helper,
  648. so she didn't know that.
  649. On top of that, this kite on display was also a gift, but from a local big name.
  650.  
  651. Iroha
  652. Mutual gifts... It must be confusing if you're not familiar with them.
  653.  
  654. Older Girl
  655. Even I misunderstood.
  656. When that old kite was later returned,
  657. I put it with the others because I thought it was a rental.
  658.  
  659. Ui
  660. It's so busy around the New Year, isn't it? It's difficult...
  661.  
  662. Older Girl
  663. It is. It's bad because the management system here never seems to change...
  664. Thank you both!
  665. I'll report all of this to the priest again.
  666. Please, give your history-loving friend our gratitude.
  667.  
  668. Iroha
  669. Sure!
  670.  
  671. Ui
  672. Ah, I'll take this kite over to the grounds.
  673. It looks like it was originally meant for the competition.
  674.  
  675. Older Girl
  676. Yeah, please do!
  677. Ah, that's right.
  678.  
  679. Iroha
  680. Was there something else?
  681.  
  682. Older Girl
  683. It's a newly gifted kite, but
  684. since it's a special kite that will be displayed for the finale,
  685. be careful when carrying it.
  686.  
  687. ---
  688.  
  689. Ui
  690. Carefully, carefully, Onee-chan.
  691.  
  692. Iroha
  693. Yeah, suddenly there's...a ton of pressure on me...
  694.  
  695. Ui
  696. S-sorry...
  697. ...But, this is a really huge kite...
  698.  
  699. Iroha
  700. Yeah, it's pretty big.
  701.  
  702. Ui
  703. People could fly on top of it.
  704.  
  705. Iroha
  706. Ah, I think I've seen something like that on TV.
  707.  
  708. Iroha & Ui
  709. ---!?
  710.  
  711. Ui
  712. Onee-chan, this is...
  713.  
  714. Iroha
  715. A witch's barrier...!? At a time like this!?
  716.  
  717. Ui
  718. The kite, what do we do...
  719.  
  720. Iroha
  721. We can't just leave it lying around...
  722. We have no choice but to go like this...!
  723.  
  724. Ui
  725. Y-yeah...!
  726.  
  727. =====21=====
  728.  
  729. Sayaka
  730. Now then, by using our exceptional teamwork,
  731. let's successfully get one kite in the air!
  732.  
  733. Kyouko
  734. I wouldn't exactly call our teamwork exceptional...
  735. but let's fly it higher than the rest, Sayaka!
  736.  
  737. [*Grooowl*]
  738.  
  739. Sayaka & Kyouko
  740. ---!?
  741.  
  742. Mami
  743. Huhu, you two are really in sync, aren't you?
  744.  
  745. Sayaka
  746. That reminds me, I haven't eaten lunch...
  747.  
  748. Kyouko
  749. The last thing I wanted just before flying a kite is to get hungry...
  750.  
  751. Mami
  752. There were a lot of stalls at the shrine,
  753. so why not buy something there?
  754.  
  755. Sayaka
  756. Ohh, now that you mention it, I'll go buy a little something!
  757. Hey, you're coming with me, Kyouko, so get ready.
  758.  
  759. Kyouko
  760. Is Mami good?
  761.  
  762. Mami
  763. I'm...
  764.  
  765. Madoka
  766. Ei!
  767.  
  768. Homura
  769. Ah, it's flying again! That's great, Kaname-san!
  770.  
  771. Mami
  772. I can't leave these girls alone.
  773. They're so absorbed right now, I don't want to interrupt their fun...
  774.  
  775. Sayaka
  776. Then I'll go pick out something to buy for everyone.
  777.  
  778. Mami
  779. Sure, if you'd please.
  780.  
  781. ---
  782.  
  783. Mikura
  784. ...I had a thought just now.
  785.  
  786. Temari
  787. What is it?
  788.  
  789. Mikura
  790. I...may not be...cut out for kite flying...
  791.  
  792. Temari
  793. ...That's true.
  794.  
  795. Mikura
  796. In the first place...I don't even like running...
  797.  
  798. Temari
  799. You've found the root of the problem...
  800. But in any case...
  801.  
  802. Seira
  803. Got it! It's flying again!
  804.  
  805. Rui
  806. This height...could be the highest yet...maybe...
  807.  
  808. Mikura
  809. Yeah, we have some lively kouhais.
  810.  
  811. Temari
  812. We really do.
  813.  
  814. Seira
  815. Huu~! That's enough, that's enough!
  816.  
  817. Rui
  818. It is...
  819.  
  820. Mikura
  821. Satisfied?
  822.  
  823. Seira
  824. Yep, it was as fun as ever.
  825. I think next year I'm going to bring a small camera!
  826.  
  827. Mikura
  828. Like a drone? That would be nice.
  829. Well, shall we return to the shrine?
  830.  
  831. Temari
  832. I'm still curious as to what happened to that precious kite...
  833.  
  834. Mikura
  835. I knew we should have helped carry it...
  836.  
  837. ---
  838.  
  839. Hotori
  840. Heey, Kaharun, what was the other reason?
  841.  
  842. Yuuna
  843. Other reason...? Ahh...
  844.  
  845. -Flashback-
  846.  
  847. Yuuna
  848. Actually, there is another reason to participate in this competition...
  849. But of course, I'll still go all out for it.
  850.  
  851. -End Flashback-
  852.  
  853. Rion
  854. That's what you said.
  855.  
  856. Yuuna
  857. I thought about keeping it a surprise, but...
  858. I'll make an exception and tell you two.
  859.  
  860. Hotori
  861. Hooray.
  862.  
  863. Yuuna
  864. The truth is the Kaharu House offered a large kite to this competition.
  865. It will adorn the grand finale!
  866.  
  867. Rion
  868. Heeh.
  869.  
  870. Hotori
  871. I wonder if the kite is already here.
  872.  
  873. Yuuna
  874. Yes, it should be on display at the management office...
  875. But it's not, is it...?
  876. It's of extraordinary size, so it should be viewable even from a distance.
  877.  
  878. Rion
  879. Shouldn't we be asking the people at the shrine what's going on?
  880.  
  881. Yuuna
  882. ...Yes we should.
  883.  
  884. =====22=====
  885.  
  886. Familiar
  887. ..... Creak...Grind grind grind....
  888.  
  889. Iroha
  890. Ei!
  891.  
  892. Ui
  893. Go! Tsubame-san!
  894. Huu...
  895. ...Onee-chan...Now...
  896.  
  897. Iroha
  898. Yeah...
  899.  
  900. -Flashback-
  901.  
  902. Ui
  903. Watch out! Onee-chan!
  904.  
  905. Iroha
  906. Eh!?
  907. Ku!
  908.  
  909. -End Flashback-
  910.  
  911. Iroha
  912. ...Let's go!
  913.  
  914. Witch
  915. BO BO BO BOOM CREAAAAAAK↑
  916.  
  917. Iroha
  918. ...!
  919.  
  920. Ui
  921. Just like last time... This is the same witch.
  922. This time we have to take her down. Alright...
  923.  
  924. Iroha
  925. Wait! We need to be a little more careful...
  926. ...Let's hide.
  927.  
  928. Ui
  929. Eh? Okay...
  930.  
  931. Iroha
  932. We're safe here...
  933.  
  934. Ui
  935. What's wrong, Onee-chan?
  936. If we don't hurry up and defeat her, someone might show up like last time...
  937.  
  938. Iroha
  939. But if we attack blindly we'll suffer the same consequence as before...
  940. And now there's this...
  941.  
  942. Ui
  943. Ah...
  944. The kite...!
  945.  
  946. Iroha
  947. Yeah, this big kite is supposed to be displayed during the finale of the competition,
  948. so we will have to protect it somehow while we're fighting...
  949. But if one of us protects it, the other is alone against the witch...
  950.  
  951. Ui
  952. .....
  953.  
  954. Iroha
  955. Ui? What's up?
  956.  
  957. Ui
  958. Onee-chan, I think I've got it!
  959.  
  960. Iroha
  961. Eh, eh, what...!?
  962.  
  963. Ui
  964. How to take down the witch while protecting the kite!
  965.  
  966. Iroha
  967. Really!?
  968.  
  969. Ui
  970. Yeah, her weak point is on a spot way up high, and the familiars are protecting it, but...
  971. Even still, I think we can do it.
  972.  
  973. Iroha
  974. But how?
  975.  
  976. Ui
  977. Well, you see...
  978.  
  979. ---
  980.  
  981. Ui
  982. Well?
  983.  
  984. Iroha
  985. .....U-ummm...
  986. You mean...in order to do that...
  987. Then I have to...
  988. Eh...?
  989. Eh... EHHHHHH!?
  990.  
  991. =====23=====
  992.  
  993. Iroha
  994. Hey, Ui... Are we really going to do this...?
  995.  
  996. Ui
  997. We have to... Besides, there's no other option...
  998. We have the advantage if we're on top, right?
  999. That way we can aim at the weak point...
  1000.  
  1001. Iroha
  1002. That's... true, but...
  1003.  
  1004. Ui
  1005. I enhanced the paper and bamboo strips with magic, so it'll be okay.
  1006. It won't fail.
  1007. I know Onee-chan is a little scared right now, though...
  1008.  
  1009. Iroha
  1010. Yeah, I'll be fine.
  1011. But...this is still really dangerous...
  1012.  
  1013. Ui
  1014. ...?
  1015.  
  1016. Iroha
  1017. Because, that means to follow through with this strategy
  1018. Ui has to run straight at the witch, right?
  1019.  
  1020. Ui
  1021. Yeah, so...?
  1022.  
  1023. Iroha
  1024. You can't! That's just...too dangerous!
  1025. Ui will be targeted by the witch!
  1026.  
  1027. Ui
  1028. .....Even so, I'll do it.
  1029. Because I'm a full-fledged mahou shoujo now.
  1030.  
  1031. -Flashback-
  1032.  
  1033. Ui
  1034. I'm a full-fledged mahou shoujo now, but...
  1035.  
  1036. Iroha
  1037. Ui? Did you say something?
  1038.  
  1039. Ui
  1040. N-nothing!? Nothing at all!
  1041.  
  1042. -End Flashback-
  1043.  
  1044. Iroha
  1045. ---!?
  1046. I see...back then...
  1047. (Ui was trying to fight on her own...)
  1048.  
  1049. -Image of the dance-
  1050.  
  1051. Iroha
  1052. She was so clumsy helping at the shrine, but she did great in the end.
  1053. [Ui... I'm sorry I didn't notice your feelings.]
  1054. [Onee-chan is going to support you as you try your hardest...!]
  1055.  
  1056. Iroha
  1057. Alright, let's try your strategy.
  1058.  
  1059. Ui
  1060. Eh? But, you just...
  1061.  
  1062. Iroha
  1063. I know running right at the enemy is definitely dangerous...
  1064. But, Onee-chan believes in Ui's ability.
  1065.  
  1066. Ui
  1067. ...! Y-yeah!
  1068. I'll be okay. Even with the witch aiming at me, I'll avoid everything!
  1069. Just leave it to me, because it's a perfect strategy!
  1070.  
  1071. Iroha
  1072. (Just keep your eyes focused,)
  1073. (because that's the important trick to flying a kite.)
  1074.  
  1075. Ui
  1076. Alright, I'm ready to go!
  1077. On one...ready...
  1078. Eh...
  1079. Kya! A familiar...!
  1080. Eh...?
  1081.  
  1082. Mikura
  1083. That was close...
  1084.  
  1085. Seira
  1086. Leave the small fry to us!
  1087.  
  1088. Temari
  1089. We'll take care of this nuisance.
  1090.  
  1091. Rui
  1092. Fuhahahahaha!!
  1093.  
  1094. Mikura
  1095. Eh?
  1096.  
  1097. Rui
  1098. Ah...
  1099. I-I'll do my best...fighting the...familiars~...
  1100.  
  1101. Seira
  1102. That's great! You held back your chuunibyou!
  1103.  
  1104. Hotori
  1105. Ah, the kite!
  1106.  
  1107. Rion
  1108. Didn't think we'd just stumble across it in a barrier...
  1109.  
  1110. Yuuna
  1111. I don't know what they're planning...but that kite's strength is unparalleled.
  1112. With magical power added, it should be able to endure any impact.
  1113.  
  1114. Ui
  1115. Everyone...!
  1116. Right!
  1117. (I forgot there were familiars...)
  1118. (I'm sorry, I'm sorry...! ...But!)
  1119. Ready, go!
  1120.  
  1121. Iroha
  1122. Ui... You can do it...
  1123.  
  1124. Sayaka
  1125. Ohh, she's doing it.
  1126.  
  1127. Kyouko
  1128. .....
  1129.  
  1130. Sayaka
  1131. For now, why don't we leave the familiars to those four over there
  1132. and go help take out that witch?
  1133.  
  1134. Kyouko
  1135. ...Nah...
  1136. It'd be dumb to interfere now.
  1137.  
  1138. Sayaka
  1139. Well, we can back her up if it feels like it's getting too dangerous.
  1140.  
  1141. Kyouko
  1142. Yeah.
  1143.  
  1144. Sayaka
  1145. Anyway... I wonder what are those two are even trying to do...
  1146.  
  1147. Kyouko
  1148. She tied herself to the kite or somethin'...
  1149.  
  1150. Sayaka & Kyouko
  1151. .....
  1152.  
  1153. Kyouko
  1154. Nah, doing somethin' like that...there's no way.
  1155.  
  1156. Sayaka
  1157. She couldn't...possibly fly...right? Yeah, there's just no way that's...
  1158.  
  1159. [*Whoosh...*]
  1160.  
  1161. Sayaka
  1162. Ah, a strong wind.
  1163.  
  1164. Kyouko
  1165. Is that the witch's attack...Mm?
  1166.  
  1167. Sayaka & Kyouko
  1168. F...f-f-f-...
  1169. FLYIIIIIING!!
  1170.  
  1171. =====24=====
  1172.  
  1173. Ui
  1174. Nice! Onee-chan is flying! We're in sync!
  1175. The rest is up to you!
  1176.  
  1177. Iroha
  1178. From up here... I can't be attacked...
  1179. Now I can aim at the witch's weak point...and shoot it as much as I can!
  1180. (I just need to untie the string from my hand...and hold on to the bamboo frame...)
  1181. Eeeei!!
  1182.  
  1183. Ui
  1184. Please...work...!
  1185.  
  1186. Witch
  1187. BO BO BOOM BO BO BO
  1188. CREEEAAKーー↑
  1189.  
  1190. Ui
  1191. ---!?
  1192.  
  1193. Mikura
  1194. Great! They killed it!
  1195.  
  1196. Temari
  1197. Flying on a kite...
  1198.  
  1199. Yuuna
  1200. Huhuhu...
  1201.  
  1202. Rion
  1203. You must be proud of yourselves...!
  1204.  
  1205. Sayaka
  1206. Ohh! They did iiit!
  1207.  
  1208. Kyouko
  1209. ...Sure did.
  1210.  
  1211. Witch
  1212. CREEEAAKーー↑
  1213.  
  1214. Kyouko
  1215. ---!?
  1216. No, we're wrong!
  1217.  
  1218. Iroha
  1219. Alright! Looks like I defeated it!
  1220. Right at the end...I thought the witch was about to attack me, but...
  1221. Nothing flew at me after all.
  1222. I wonder if it missed.
  1223.  
  1224. [*Snap...*]
  1225.  
  1226. Iroha
  1227. Mm?
  1228.  
  1229. Iroha's Voice
  1230. EEEEEeeeeehhhh!?
  1231.  
  1232. Seira
  1233. Aah!? She's falling!?
  1234.  
  1235. Rui
  1236. That witch! She aimed at the string with that final attack!!
  1237.  
  1238. Kyouko
  1239. Shit! We noticed too late!
  1240. Gotta get there...
  1241.  
  1242. Iroha
  1243. (If I could just untie the foot strap...! I could get off of the kite...!)
  1244. (But...I can't...! I'm stuck in this position...!)
  1245. (I'm...not going to make it...)
  1246.  
  1247. ---
  1248.  
  1249. Iroha
  1250. .....
  1251.  
  1252. Ui
  1253. Huu... Made it in time...
  1254. Are you okay? Onee-chan.
  1255.  
  1256. Iroha
  1257. Ui...
  1258.  
  1259. Ui
  1260. Did you think it was all over?
  1261.  
  1262. Iroha
  1263. A little...
  1264. Because, you were so far away...
  1265. But, thank you. That's incredible that you made it just in time.
  1266.  
  1267. Ui
  1268. Right?
  1269. ...By the way, this scene...reminds me of something... Oh, from my dream.
  1270.  
  1271. Iroha
  1272. From your first dream...you told us about this morning...?
  1273. But, the opposite happened.
  1274.  
  1275. Ui
  1276. Yeah!
  1277. But, Onee-chan... The string on this precious kite was cut...
  1278.  
  1279. Iroha
  1280. Yeah, we'll have to go apologize together, won't we?
  1281.  
  1282. Sayaka
  1283. Ui-chan, you did it.
  1284.  
  1285. Kyouko
  1286. Well that ended sweetly.
  1287. We didn't need to interfere at all.
  1288.  
  1289. -Flashback-
  1290.  
  1291. Witch
  1292. CREEEAAKーー↑
  1293.  
  1294. Ui
  1295. ---!?
  1296.  
  1297. -End Flashback-
  1298.  
  1299. Sayaka
  1300. That girl, the moment she noticed the string snap she started running.
  1301.  
  1302. Kyouko
  1303. Yeah,
  1304. she was able to make the save despite bein' so far away
  1305. because she was watching closely.
  1306. ...Back to the park?
  1307.  
  1308. Sayaka
  1309. Sure.
  1310.  
  1311. =====25=====
  1312.  
  1313. Mikura
  1314. Well, here we are.
  1315.  
  1316. Iroha
  1317. Yes!
  1318. Everyone, thank you so much for everything.
  1319. And...please excuse me... Even in the middle of the competition
  1320. you helped us in so many ways, and now with carrying the kite...
  1321.  
  1322. Temari
  1323. We had enough fun, so please don't worry over it.
  1324.  
  1325. Seira
  1326. Plus we got to see something really nice!
  1327. The next big thing might just be...flying sisters...
  1328.  
  1329. Rui
  1330. Ui-chan...has...potential...
  1331.  
  1332. Ui
  1333. Eh!? W-what kind...?
  1334.  
  1335. Seira
  1336. Well then, if you'll excuse us!
  1337.  
  1338. Iroha
  1339. And now...
  1340.  
  1341. Iroha & Ui
  1342. Once again...! We're truly sorry!
  1343.  
  1344. Yuuna
  1345. I received enough apologies for the string incident back in the barrier.
  1346. Besides, the repairs were completed in time for the finale.
  1347.  
  1348. Ui
  1349. Ah, they were really fast...
  1350.  
  1351. Yuuna
  1352. Huhuhu, the Kaharu Family has only the best staff.
  1353. But enough about that... You two, I've seen you from somewhere...
  1354.  
  1355. -Flashback of them with Mami-
  1356.  
  1357. Yuuna
  1358. ---!?
  1359. P-perhaps not. I just remembered I have important business to attend to.
  1360.  
  1361. Ui
  1362. Eh...?
  1363.  
  1364. Yuuna
  1365. What I mean to say is have a good day.
  1366. I am leaving now, Hotori-san, Rion-san.
  1367.  
  1368. Rion
  1369. Ehh!? What's with you all of a sudden!
  1370.  
  1371. Hotori
  1372. Wait for me~
  1373.  
  1374. Iroha
  1375. ...?
  1376.  
  1377. Ui
  1378. Ah, Onee-chan, it's almost time for us...
  1379.  
  1380. Iroha
  1381. Ah, that's right. Yachiyo-san and the others are coming soon.
  1382. If we don't start changing into our haregi, they'll be waiting on us.
  1383. Umm, I mean as long as the miko-
  1384.  
  1385. Older Girl
  1386. Yeah, it's fine. Thanks for working!
  1387.  
  1388. ---
  1389.  
  1390. Hotori
  1391. W-what's wrong!? Kaharun!
  1392.  
  1393. Yuuna
  1394. Those two...were most likely aquaintances of Mami-sama.
  1395.  
  1396. Hotori
  1397. Ah, those girls were the mikos who were together with Mami-san at the park!?
  1398.  
  1399. Rion
  1400. Eh...if that's true, then you should spend more time with those new girls.
  1401.  
  1402. Hotori
  1403. Yeah, maybe you could introduce us as well...
  1404.  
  1405. Yuuna
  1406. It's too soon! It's still too soon!
  1407. Isn't that right!?
  1408. Mami-samaaa!
  1409.  
  1410. ---
  1411.  
  1412. Iroha
  1413. Ah, is everyone from Mitakihara going home now?
  1414.  
  1415. Madoka
  1416. Yeah, we'd really love to do more, but-
  1417.  
  1418. Homura
  1419. It's going to get dark soon, so we should get home.
  1420.  
  1421. Mami
  1422. Oh? That haregi...
  1423. Are you two about to go out?
  1424.  
  1425. Ui
  1426. We're about to meet up with everyone from Mikazuki Manor, then go shopping!
  1427.  
  1428. Mami
  1429. That sounds great.
  1430.  
  1431. Madoka
  1432. ...Iroha-chan.
  1433.  
  1434. Iroha
  1435. Mm?
  1436.  
  1437. Madoka
  1438. Did something happen...with you and Ui-chan?
  1439.  
  1440. Iroha
  1441. Eh, why...?
  1442.  
  1443. Madoka
  1444. Ehehe... I don't know, but something feels different.
  1445.  
  1446. Iroha
  1447. .....Yeah, a little, actually.
  1448. But, everything's okay.
  1449.  
  1450. Madoka
  1451. ...I see!
  1452.  
  1453. Kyouko
  1454. .....
  1455.  
  1456. Sayaka
  1457. Huhu.
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