An Aqours Christmas 2 Edit
Merry Christmas from everyone in Aqours!
|Hanamaru: Seams looks good... Knots look good... Okay!
Ruby: Hanamaru, you're good with your hands.
Yoshiko: You'll probably be helping more with the costume stuff going forward, so it's important to learn it now.
Hanamaru: Yup! It took me a lot of time to do everything today. I'll have to review what I did when I get home.
Hanamaru: The School Idol Festival is just around the corner.
Yoshiko: Heh, heh. After seeing Aqours perform, the legion of potential little demons will be completely bewitched!
Ruby: Yup! I'm sure they're all waiting for you to descend upon the stage, Yoshiko!
Yoshiko: Hmph. Those of us cast out of heaven have no use for the holiday you call Christmas.
Hanamaru: Yoshiko... You shouldn't try to act tough out of pride, zura.
Ruby: Wait, was that one of Yoshiko's fallen angel jokes?
Hanamaru: I'm so glad the three of us have each other. We go to the same school, and now we're together in the school idol club!
Ruby: You two have been friends since kindergarten, right? You're so lucky. I wish I could've gone to kindergarten with you two.
Yoshiko: It wasn't all that great.
Ruby: I see... It was fate!
Ruby: Dia! Dia! Dia!
Dia: Goodness, you're loud. Once is enough! What on earth is it?
Dia: I see. Well, I can't argue with that. You three are wonderfully blessed to have found one another.
Ruby: *Giggle* You think so too, huh? Tee-hee.
Ruby: I've been spending lots of time preparing for our live show with them recently. I hope we'll all walk away with some nice Christmas memories.
Dia: *Chuckle* You must be looking forward to sharing your favorite parts of Christmas with them.
Dia: Friends that you can trust, who also trust you, are priceless. Take good care of them.
Ruby: Hanamaru! Yoshiko! I'm so sorry I had to take yesterday off.
Yoshiko: You choose a heck of a time to slack off, little demon.
Hanamaru: It's all right. Yoshiko worked twice as hard to take care of your work too, Ruby.
Ruby: Umm... I know it's a little early, but here. I got you both Christmas presents.
Ruby: Yup! I thought it's be nice if the three of us had matching hair bands.
Yoshiko: Th-Thank you. But why now? Christmas isn't for a while.
Ruby: I love everything about Christmas.
Ruby: The joy of getting gifts, the fun of making stockings, even the excitement of leaving milk and cookies for Santa.
Ruby: When the town's all lit up and everyone's got a big smile on their face, the world glows like one giant live show.
Ruby: It's a time for making lots of wonderful memories, and I just hoped these hair bands could be one of them.
Yoshiko: Ruby, Zuramaru, you're both way too grandiose. But that's not such a bad thing. Hee, hee.
Hanamaru: Ruby, you're amazing. I've never looked forward to Christmas this much, zura! Don't you think so too, Yoshiko?
Hanamaru: *Laughs* Between Christmas and the School Idol Festival, this is going to be one of the most memorable times of our lives!
|Kanan: One, two, three, four... This is the part where we're all supposed to look up, but...
Mari: What's on your mind, Kanan?
Kanan: I'm thinking we should be doing bigger, more sweeping moves. Right now it looks kinda ordinary.
Mari: Maybe so. Also, right now we all look too serious. We should focus on smiling more while we dance, so it'll come naturally when it's time for the real deal.
Kanan: Good point. Okay, let's take it from the top, and really focus on smiling this time!
Dia: Hmm... Huh? Oh, yes, right.
Dia: I-I apologize.
Mari: What's wrong, Dia? You seem down.
Kanan: Did something happen?
Dia: Well... Can you meet me in the club room after today's rehearsal? I need some help, and you two are the only ones I can ask.
Dia: Huh? What're you going on about?
Kanan: It's true, Dia. The rest of Aqours will protect you- Wait, what?!
Dia: *Sigh* I think there's been a misunderstanding.
Mari: But you said you needed help, and were the only ones you could ask. And you look and sounded so serious and scary when you said it!
Dia: I-I was not being scary! It's not like I have to go and fight someone, or anything like that.
Kanan: Oh, then I bet I know. The club's gone bankrupt!
Kanan, Mari: A Christmas tree!
Kanan: Shouldn't it be the same size as the one on the other side?
Mari: Bold, asymmetric designs have more of an impact.
Kanan: Fine, fine. You win this round, Mari.
Dia: *Chuckle* I'm glad I asked you two to help.
Kanan: I can't believe you were worried about decorating a Christmas tree.
Mari: Please don't look so troubled next time. You could've just casually come up and asked us!
Dia: That's easier said than done. I really was concerned.
Dia: I could've done it all by myself and surprised the whole group...
Dia: But I wasn't confident that I could do a good enough job on my own.
Kanan: Pfft! You were overthinking it, Dia.
Mari: You're such a worrywart. It would've been fine if you'd done it alone, too.
Dia: I'm not like you, Mari. I can't just act without a second thought.
Dia: If I could take swift, bold action like you and Chika, then maybe I could do more things my way.
Kanan: I think becoming a school idol itself was a pretty bold action.
Kanan: You definitely fit the bill for the smart, organized student council president, but you're also a perfect fit for an adorable school idol!
Mari: Now, let's finish decorating this tree!
Kanan: What a riot!
Mari: You said it. You know, lately I've felt so fulfilled. Before Aqours, we never really had a chance to just hang out like this.
Kanan: Even though we haven't all been together for every school year, it's funny how relaxed I feel when it's just the three of us.
Dia: Agreed. I'm eternally grateful that we all get to be school idols together.
Dia: That's why I'm going to go all out. My beloved, trustworthy friends deserved nothing less.
|Mari: All right! Take a 15 minute break, everyone.
Ruby: *Pant* *Pant* Everyone's so motivated today...
Hanamaru: This is our last practice before the School Idol Festival. We need to do everything we can make sure we're at our best, zura!
Chika: The song's arranged, the choreography's done... It really feels like this is it!
You: Thanks to Ruby's help, the costumes are all set, too!
Chika: I was thinking that for this show, we shouldn't approach it like we're the presents from Santa. We should act like we're the presents we give to others!
Chika: How does that sound?
Dia: Not bad at all. It'll make our intentions perfectly clear to the audience.
Riko: Nico one, Chika!
Chika: Everyone... Oh, thank you!
Mari: We don't have much time left, so let's confirm that everything flows together and wrap it up. We've got to get to Tokyo tomorrow!
Mari: Not to mention there's somewhere we need to go before the festival begins!
Kanan: Oh? Like shopping?
Chika: Woo-hoo! We're here!
Kanan: So, this is the place you mentioned yesterday?
Dia: Oh, my... *Chuckle* Look at Ruby all excited.
Chika: We're right by Otonokizaka High School. µ's would come here before a show to pray for good luck.
Kanan: Wow! In other words, we're on the same grounds that µ's once stood on.
Ruby: When we found out we'd be performing in Tokyo, Chika and I talked about how cool it'd be if we could visit. And now I see Mari put it into our itinerary!
Mari: *Giggle* I'm so happy I could make my pretty teammate's wish come true.
Hanamaru: Wow, zura... And now we're going to ask this shrine to lend us its power. Hey... Yoshiko, what're you doing?
Riko: What should I write... What're you gonna say, Chika?
Dia: Heh, heh. Are we all going to end up with the same words on our wish plaques?
Kanan: Aww, I think that'd be great. Let's pay our respects, hang out wish plaques, and head to the venue!
Riko: Oh my gosh... So this is where the School Idol Festival is held.
Chika: It's so big. It's on a whole different scale from the school gym.
You: It looks like the audience is already filling it. You think there'll be an even bigger crowd when the performances start?
Dia: Of course. It'll be standing room only.
You: Whoa! Holy smokes! I've never experienced anything like this. It's like we're real school idols!
Hanamaru: Hoooo... Haaaah... Ruby... I'm so nervous, zura!
Ruby: W-W-We're g-g-gonna be okay... T-totally fine...
Riko: There are going to be school idols from all over the place singing at the festival today.
You: What's that, Riko?
Riko: How many people here do you think will accept Aqours's Christmas presents?
Riko: The other groups probably have tons of fans. When I think about how much more popular they are, it makes me so unsure of myself.
Chika: Heh, heh, heh. Have no fear, Riko!
Chika: Even if no one is here to receive our gift, we'll keep sending them out regardless!
Riko: Huh? That's your solution?
Mari: Why not? Chika's got the right idea. This isn't a tournament or a death match. It's a festival.
Dia: I agree. It's not about something as petty as who gives the best present.
Kanan: Right on. Just stay in the mindset that you're here to have fun!
Mari: We'll give them the greatest Christmas present they've ever seen... one that's filled with love from every school idol here!
Chika: Ah-ha! You laughed!
Riko: I'm sorry for being so whiny. I'm alright now.
You: Ah, ha, ha, ha! Looks like everyone's her usual self again. We can do this!
Riko: The school idol festival is about to begin!
Chika: Let's shine as brightly as we can, so we make this a fun performance, and a fun Christmas present for everyone out there!
Prologue · Chapter 1 · Chapter 2 · Chapter 3 · Chapter 4 · Chapter 5 · Chapter 6 · Chapter 7 · Chapter 8 · Chapter 9 · Chapter 10 · Chapter 11 · Chapter 12 · Chapter 13 · Chapter 14 · Chapter 15 · Chapter 16 · Chapter 17 · Chapter 18 · Chapter 19 · Chapter 20 · Chapter 21 · Chapter 22 · Chapter 23 · Chapter 24 · Chapter 25 · Chapter 26