Merrymaking! Melon Fair Live/Event Scenes
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Translator: izzy___315 (Beit), chine_th (Sai)
Looks like we’re going to a theme park this time, to shoot a promo for the seasonal Melon Fair.
And we’ll be performing a live show with all the specialty fruit sweets stands lined along the theme park… I’m feeling nervous.
Relax, Kuro-kun. Just stretch like this and the tension on your shoulders will go…
Nekoyanagi-san, that’s too relaxed! Behave yourself! We’ll be performing alongside all three members of Beit so we’ll have to put in our whole body and soul into this…
Wow, everything looks so delicious! It’ll be a contest for all those exclusive melon sweets!
And made from all sorts of melon too, nyansu!! I can already see myself getting lost wandering around, nyansu♪
…Please refrain from eating too much before the show, you’ll get a stomachache.
Waa... Kyoji, Minori, Look! Many food stands! Like a festival! Amazing!
These stands only have melon flavored sweets huh? …Oh well, it is a Melon Fair…duh. Anyways, I don’t buy fruit too often, it’s been a long time since I’ve had melon.
Fufu, me too. This is a good chance to eat all I want~
I want to eat all I want! Eat all I want, OK?
Of course! Producer said so~ Let’s have fun to prepare us for the live!
You sure are an opportunist, Minori-san...
Fufuu~ I’m not an opportunist, I want you to call me optimal! Alrighty then, let’s go! The quest to eat the whole menu begins!... Just kidding♪
Over there, many customers. That stand? What is it?
Ah that name looks familiar, I wonder if it’s a cake shop in the city. I'm pretty sure I’ve seen Makio with shopping bags from there as well.
Cake Makio brings, always yummy! Those cakes, I want to eat too!
Hmm… Ah. With that aside, I don’t think we’ve gone there yet?
…Yahoo! This cake, yummy! Many cakes! Buffet corner, amazing!
would have never guessed its an exhibition from a confectionary school. They tasted like they were from a famous shop! We hit the sweets jackpot!
H-Hey …Minori-san… Pierre… aren’t you making a big deal out of this…
(Minori puts the cake in Kyoji's mouth)
Fufuu, isn’t it good? Don’t be shy, let’s have fun together. Ok?
Letting yourself go like this… you really act like a kid sometimes… haha.
Ah… Pierre, that girl is staring at you
What? …Oh! Froggy plush, attached to her bag! Amazing!
Seems like she noticed you. Pierre, you should say hello.
Our froggies, matching! Me and froggy are happy! Yahoo!
We’re going to perform on stage later. If you want, come and watch us!
Minori-san, Pierre, sorry for the wait…..what are they doing?
There’s was girl with froggy! Me and Minori say hello!
Huh... I wonder if she’s a fan of yours. Maybe she came here to see you.
She may be a local, but we’re still happy~ Seems like little by little, we’re getting our name out there! Great!
Earlier, many people! Here and there, very crowded!
Yup, people were lined up at the stands. Even the confectionary school’s buffet seemed packed. I’m glad there wasn’t a shortage of service.
It’s smiling with your eyes, and offering appetizing sweets. A happy appearance that makes the customers happy as well. Put it all together, and that’s service! We didn’t just come here to sing, we’re here to make this event exciting! And off stage as well, as idols, we must contribute... Fufu, just kidding ♪
That’s a good way to look at it… Minori-san’s an adult after all.
Fufu, but at heart I'm only 17, you know~ Aright, let’s go have more fun!
Munch munch munch… All the different kinds of melon here are delicious, nyansu ♪
This smoothie also hit the spot. I wonder if any of these are for taking home?
The attendance seems to be increasing as time goes by.
Nyahaha. Everyone must love melons, nyansu.
I was thinking that too, but I overheard an interesting conversation a while ago. It seems there’s been eyewitness reports of us and of Beit that have become a popular topic of conversation online and here at the venue as well.
That makes me so happy, so that’s the reason why it’s gotten so crowded around here lately. Which means we shouldn’t be spinning too much around the matter, maybe we can have someone look over our sweets until after the show is over.
Nyanya!? Hey, that’s serious stuff!! I’m going on ahead, nyansu!!
…Huh? Kuro-kun, isn’t the stand from this flyer from your favorite traditional sweets store?
What!? …Goodness, such delicate choice of colors, perfect craftsmanship, there’s no doubt about it, it’s just as you say…!
Well, there’s not much time left until the show starts but if we hurry we could pass by their stand…
Choucho-san, look. Kuro-kun was stopped by a fan, nyansu.
Oh my. We should go too. Hellooo, are you having fun?
We’re gathering some melon power around here before the main show, nyansu ♪
…That’s right, I decided to come and see the stand before the live show… My recommendations you ask? I see… I’ll show you around. May I take one of your pamphlets?
…Kuro-chan is so stern. That fan is tearing up from pure emotion
Nyahaha ♪ I love Kuro-kun when he’s like that.
And now… my impression of Froggy! …Nyahahaha, I finally got a laugh out of you♪
Your mother is on her way. Why don’t you stay and wait with us until then?
If you stay put, your parents will find a way to come for you.
Ahh, I’m just glad we were able to stay together. And now we should be heading towards the stage… Huh?
They started crying again, nyansu. Maybe the child doesn’t like being left alone, nyansu?
…If you’d like, you can have these. They’re exclusive traditional sweets. Sweets as delicious as these have the power to calm one’s feelings.
Nyanyaa!? You’re giving away your exclusive traditional melon sweets!?
Yes, I am. My work today is to make the people that came to the Melon Fair smile. …Seeing this child enjoying those sweets makes me feel like I didn’t buy them just because.
Sorry to keep you waiting, Minori-san, Pierre. Here, refreshments from Producer. This one is for Minori-san, and that one is for Pierre.
There’s melon cake! And froggy cookie! Cute!
Yeah, Producer said the organizers made them especially for us as thanks for great business.
Gr-eat busine? Hmm… tough. Is that a good thing? A happy thing?
Yup, it means this event was a success. Both the sales and service went well.
Yahoo! I’m glad went well! The melon fair, great business! Thanks to Minori! Minori, good job!
Haha, I really didn’t do much, just a little assistance! It was all thanks to the popular venue and delicious sweets, you know?
Now may not be the right time but… Minori-san, I think you’re really amazing. Things like appealing to fans, and technology, you know all about things I don’t. How do you know all about this stuff?
I guess it comes naturally. Because I love idols. Like, I kinda just know what will please the fans.
Oh, then what made you start liking idols?
Ah... If it’s hard to talk about, you don’t have to…
...No, I don’t mind… It’s nothing I try to hide. It was... because of my uncle.
I... lost both of my parents at a young age. So I had my uncle take their place. It was rough, but the two of us were happy. And then... things happened... and my uncle passed away before me…
Minori... was all alone?
It wasn’t that tragic, I was lucky enough to have friends who were like family... While I was going through my uncle’s belongings, I found all sorts of idol merchandise and magazines... I had no idea he liked idols, I was surprised. But, I was curious to know what exactly made them so charming to my uncle. And when trying to find that answer... I became obsessed with them myself.
Somehow, It’s a little embarrassing, fufu. Thank you for listening to me.
No... I should be the one thanking you for telling me. So… you get it now, right? What makes idols so charming.
Well, little by little. I’m not quite there yet.
Not even Minori knows? So... that must mean I don’t know either... this is difficult…
I know I can’t now, but one day… if I ever become an idol who can charm everyone and anyone, surely, I will feel like I can understand my uncle’s feelings.
In other words, you mean become top idol?
Yup, something like that... I wonder if I’m dreaming too big… But, if it’s the three of us... as Beit, I think we can make it.
Nyohohoho! I can feel the power from the melon sweets overflowing, nyansu! I’m bringing this melon power on stage and passing it on to all my audience, nyansu!!
That’s right, this Sai performance will be a feast for the eyes!!
...Fufu, you two have very nice smiles on your face, what a handsome pair of young men. OK then, we can’t keep our audience waiting any more. Shall we start the show?
Yes. And now… let’s go and greet our audience.
What… When did it get this crowded!? How is it that so many people came…
My, my. Kuro-chan, look. The fourth seat from the right hand side on the front, it’s that fan you made your recommendations to.
Look! Right smack in the middle, it’s the guys from the smoothie stand, nyansu!
And also the lost child and their mother… Oh my, they’re waving at us, giggle.
I can pick out several familiar faces from the crowd from earlier too… We got ourselves a full house, nyansu.
Right… They all came to see our show…
That means that even if we miss a step the show must go on, right?
Yes, I have to put aside my nervousness for the sake of all the people attending, and show them my best performance!
Everyone, did you already have some melon sweets?
Did you find any that became an instant favorite of yours, nyansu?
It must have been really tough with such delicious sweets all over the place, right?
I really liked the fresh melon platter I had, nyansu♪
For me, it has to be the melon smoothie. The texture felt so nice too.
As for me, I haven’t been able to savor my favorite traditional sweet yet…
Was it delicious? …Ahh, that makes me so happy. I’m glad too.
Thank you all for the lovely calls, nyansu!!
I really wanted to show you all how to serve a green tea that complements the melon sweets…
Unfortunately it seems like this is going to be all the time we’ve got.
Up next is Beit, nyansu! Take it away, Beit!!
Giggle, see you later ♪
Our turn is coming up, are you ready, Pierre, Minori-san?
Yes! Ready to go! Froggy also ready to go! Ribbit ribbit~♪
Kyoji. If you make eye contact with a fan, you’re going to wink at them. OK~?
...This is the thing Akuno-san told me you suggested him to do... Minori-san, you’re trying to get everybody at the office to wink, aren’t you?
Noo~ I wonder what are you talking about~? I don’t understand~
It looks like Sai is done! Our turn!
Ah, you’re right, let’s get these smiles blooming like flowers~ Come on you two!
H-Hey... Don’t push on my back… anyways, you ignored my question from before!
Fufu~... well it’s because winking is part of being an idol ♪
Hello everybody of the venue! And hello to all the customers!
Yahoo! I ate many melon! Very very yummy!
Yep! This is the first time we’ve had melon like this in our entire life! Not Kyoji though, he’s different.
Uh... what? I haven’t had melon like this until today too.
Huuh? But Kyoji, aren’t you the Prince of Melon Land?
Minori-san… don’t just suddenly throw these confusing characters onto me…
Fufu~ But I don’t think it’s that bad! Since Pierre is the prince of Frog Land~ Right?
Yes! And Kyoji is the Prince of Melon Land, because I say so! Isn’t he cool? And sparkly!
Pierre... you... never mind... I give up.
Fufu~ Alright then, let us begin! On this emerald green stage… Shall we dance?
O-Oh... wow… all this cheering took me back by surprise..
As expected of Kyoji! His wink made a huge impact!
It took me a while to build up the courage to actually do this but... somehow It feels like... I’ve found my special move…
When you wink everybody smile! I will do it too! Yay!
Yahoo! The crowd is happy! Froggy wink too! Yay!
Ah... I have a good idea! Yay! Look, Kyoji! I can wink with both my eyes! Isn’t that awesome?
Pierre, that was just a blink….
Fufu~ since Pierre is so cute, he can get away with it! What great service, Pierre! I should do it too huh! I hope to make everybody’s hearts blossom with good memories!
That was an excellent show… I’m satisfied.
...I’m still glad that lost child managed to get back to us. And without any microphones, even.
Yes. It was a great response from their part. It brought a smile to my face. Though, if I’d had a taste of those sweets, I would’ve also been able to say which tea would’ve fit the most…
Well then… I’m done changing, shall we go out for a bit?
I’m going too, nyansu!
Where are you two heading? If you’re going, I feel like I should go too…
Kuro-kun, you should take a break, nyansu! You did give it your all on stage after all, nyansu!
Nekoyanagi-san, you said yourself your power was at zero percent too…
He’s right, don’t push yourself and just wait for us here.
......I may not have as much physical endurance as you two do now that you mention it… I have to be more disciplined…
Kuro kun, we brought a little something for you, nyansu!
Wait, these are… the exclusive sweets from the Melon Fair? Why are you giving these to me?
I went and asked if they had any to take home, and it turns out they did have some left, nyansu!
This is because you put on a great performance out there today, Kuro-chan.
Now go and replenish your melon power Kuro kun, nyansu ♪
Ah… Uhm, thank you two so much for your good thoughts… I’m happy…
What’s wrong, are you not eating those?
I told our Producer-san to come as well so we could have them with you two as well. I’m not the only one who gave their best for today’s show.
These are the sweets we got especially for you, you know that right, nyansu?
But even then, I believe if we could have these sweets together it’d make them that much tastier.
......Aah. In that case, I guess we ought to be thankful.
I’ll prepare tea then. I’m looking forward to it.