A New Kind of Autumn Edit
Come join us in our search for a new kind of autumn!
|Chika: Fall mean food, sports... hmm. What'd be best?
Chika: Tell me the first thing that pops into your head when you think of fall!
Riko: fall? hmm, let's see... The leaves falling from the trees, I guess.
Chika: Ahh, the foliage! That's definitely one thing you only see in the fall season.
You: I would've expected you to go with something artsy, since you're so good at painting and playing piano. Leaves is kind of a surprising answer!
Riko: Well, I might've said something more artistic before I moved here. But the trees in Uchiura really left a strong impression on me!
Chika: I see. Why's that, though?
Riko: What? Of course they do! It's just... I feel like the trees here look so much prettier.
Riko: every day I see more and more leaves on the ground on my walk to school. The views and landscapes I've gotten used to slowly start to change.
You: Chika, what is it that you keep writing in that notepad every time we say something?
Chika: Tee-hee. I've been thinking lately that we should write a new, autumn-themed song.
Chika: So, I figured I'd ask everyone what they associate with the season.
Riko: Oh, I see. *Giggle* That's a neat idea! You could've just came out and said that to begin with, though.
Chika: I figured you all might get nervous or feel pressured if I said I was gathering ideas for a song, though. That's why I kept it casual!
Chika: No way! I thought I was being totally smooth.... Did you suspect something was up?
You: Heh, heh. Just a little! But regardless, I love the idea of a fall song!
You: Kanan showed me a new jogging path the other day. It's a tiny little mountain, but at this time of year, the leaves are the most brilliant colors.
Chika: You get to exercise and enjoy the season all at once. Count me in!
You: Awesome! Okay, we'll go for a run this Saturday! I bet it'll be three times as fun with all of us together!
Chika: Hoo... Haa.. Huff... Geez, You's still way ahead of us!
Riko: Haah... Haah... You's a real speed demon.
You: Oops, I'm sorry! Was I running too fast? I should've dropped my pace a little.
Riko: No, no. I'm sorry we couldn't keep up.
Chika: You and Kanan have always been fast runners.
You: We have not. When I first started, Kanan would leave me in the dust every time.
Riko: Really? So you're this fast because you run every day!
Chika: Well, we decided to go running today. Let's push as hard as we can and try to keep with You!
Chika: Huh?! Wh-Why?
You: If you push beyond what you're capable of and hurt your legs, you won't be able to exercise OR be a school idol!
You: The most important rule is to train within your own personal limits. For today, just try to keep it to a brisk walk.
Riko: Thank you, You! But a brisk walk won't be much exercise for you, right?
You: Hey, now. Don't worry about me! We agreed to train as a group this morning.
Chika: Wow... We mad it! This is the summit, right? It's completely buried in fallen leaves. How gorgeous!
Riko: This view is incredible! I can't believe I'm seeing such a wonderful sight... In my wildest dreams, I'd never have imagined anything like this!
Riko: Even the sea looks different now that everything around it has changed colors. This... this is fall!
Chika: Riko... You get a lot just from looking at the scenery, don't you?
Riko: Yup! And somehow... I think I'll be able to write a fall-themed song.
You: Nothing will inspire a fall song more than experiencing the season directly. I'm so glad we all decided to come up here.
Chika: Me too! I feel like I learned about different kinds of fall from the two of you.
Riko: Let's take all the different kinds of falls we find in Uchiura and put them into our song.
You: Ah, ha, ha! I guess our morning training was just that effective.
Chika: Yup! Next time we have a day off, we should take everyone else up here.
You: Mwa, ha, ha. You think you've got what it takes?
Chika: I'll work just as hard as you, You! And I'll be sure to bring a lunch and a picnic blanket, too!
Riko: *Chuckle* It's just more to look forward too. Let's all work hard to get the most out of our new training program.
|Kanan: One, two, three, four... Five, six, seven, eight...
Mari: Great moves today, ladies! Something sparkly going on in your lives?
Chika: Hee, hee, hee, The three of us have been going running every morning. It's a blast!
Riko: We couldn't keep up with You in the beginning. It was more like brisk walking when we started.
You: You two have gotten a lot faster, though! You should be proud of yourselves.
Kanan: Wow, cool! Can I tag along next time?
Chika: Sure! It'd be awesome if we all did our morning workout together.
Riko: *Giggle* Are you sure it's not the post-workout meal you look forward to, Chika?
Chika: Th-They're both special in their own way!
Dia: My new training regimen has us doing a lot more exercise, but it looks like we won't have any trouble handling the increased workload.
Hanamaru: We'll keep up too, zura! Tee-hee. Our separate practice sessions must be working.
Ruby: Yeah, really! I was worried about what would happen if I gained any weight. I'm so happy!
Yoshiko: The ebony wings gently wrap our bodies to lighten our burden... Fallen angels aren't completely heartless.
Yoshiko: I mean, we worked our tails off trying to get you back to your original weight!
Dia: Original weight? I know I didn't mishear that. Explain yourself, Ruby.
Yoshiko: There's no problem here. Try as she might to fall into the abyss, her true value shines through.
Ruby: I-I know, but...
Chika: Did you gain weight, Ruby? Was it from, like... an all-you-can-eat buffet?
Mari: That's great! A buffet at mother nature's table.
Riko: It sounds wonderful. That's definitely a fall flavor.
Ruby: Umm, Dia... I'm sorry I put on a little weight!
Ruby: But I did lots of extra dance lessons to swear it off. And look, I even kept up with everyone today!
Ruby: Being with you guys makes everything even better. I wish you all could've been there for our party.
Dia: Oh Ruby... Alright, I understand.
Yoshiko: We sacrificed our waistlines to learn a valuable lesson!
Kanan: You said it. Things are better with friends!
Chika: Things are better with friends... Tee-hee. I agree!
Mari: I think this is a key part of being a school idol. If we want to move someone else's heart, we first need to enjoy being with each other!
Hanamaru: Aqours is a work of art? That sounds neat, zura.
Dia: We had our own autumn experience where we learned the true joys of art.
You: Nice. Did you go to a museum or something?
Mari: Nope! Some of the shiniest, most beautiful art is right under your nose.
Dia: Anything that touches your heart. Even the scenery in Uchiura is a type of artwork.
Yoshiko: Th-That's deep...
Chika: Things that touch people's hearts are works of art... I see!
Hanamaru: Chika, what do you keep writing down?
Chika: Yeah! Riko, You, and I have been researching what makes it feel like the season's arrived.
Riko: Hee, hee, hee. I'm still working on it.
Riko: Isn't this great, Chika?
Chika: Yup! I see now there are many ways to enjoy the fall. Good food, exercises, beautiful sights...
Chika: All your stories showed me there's plenty to fall that I never noticed. I'll have to work all this into the lyrics.
Yoshiko: For the fall costumes, I suggest going with a fallen angel motif.
You: Costumes with warm color gradations should look nice and seasonal.
Hanamaru: What about skirts of fallen leaves? They'd be all fluffy and warm, zura.
Dia: Since we can handle more dance lessons now than we could before, perhaps I can introduce moves that are a little more advanced.
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