|Hanamaru: One horn, or two... Three might be kinda neat too! Yoshiko: Zuramaru, what're you drawing? A-Are these...
Chika: What cute little demon faces! Hanamaru, what's the story behind these?
Hanamaru: Tee-hee. I'm designing demon masks for the Setsubun festivities, zura.
Yoshiko: I was wondering why you were drawing demon heads! So they're masks, huh?
Ruby: Wow, no kidding. You even put little holes by the ears for the straps! You're really talented, Hanamaru.
Hanamaru: Thanks! My family's temple is having a Setsubun celebration during our next break.
Hanamaru: We're inviting the kids from the local kindergarten and having a big bean-throwing party.
Hanamaru: It's nothing fancy, but we are going to have snacks with the children afterwards.
Chika: Wow, it's already time for Setsubun, huh? That all sounds really cool, Hanamaru!
You: Is there anything we can do to help, Hanamaru?
Hanamaru: Whoa, you're willing to help? That'd be wonderful, zura!
Riko: We don't get many opportunities to help with temple celebrations. I think we'd all love to give it a try, especially if it'll aid you.
You: What Riko said. I volunteer to help at the temple!
Hanamaru: Wow, thank you so much! I found myself some reliable helpers, zura.
Hanamaru: One problem is that we don't have enough people to play the demons and wear these masks I'm designing...
Chika: I get to be the demon? Oh, boy. Now I'm getting excited!!
Mari: This all sounds very entertaining. Maybe I should be a cute little demonic wife, too!
Dia: Demonic wife isn't what we're going for here, Mari.
Dia: I think it'd be a great experience for Aqours to participate in a local event. Plus, it sounds like a good time.
Kanan: Are we all gonna be demons? Nine demons sounds a bit overwhelming. But at the same time, I know it'd be fun. Let me help, too!
Hanamaru: Wow! If everyone pitched in, this will be one of the most special Setsubun events we've ever had, zura.
Ruby: Okay, Hanamaru. What should we do first?
Hanamaru: I need to work on the masks a bit longer. In the meantime, you can get the beans for the bean throwing, and buy snacks for the kids to eat afterwards.
Yoshiko: We've already finished practice for today. Who wants to head down to the shops by the train station?
Chika: Me! Let's get some tasty treats! I'm starving!
Riko: Chika... You're going to buy snacks to eat today too, aren't you?
Chika: *Giggle* Am I that obvious? After all that practice, my body's craving something sweet.
Ruby: Wow, look at how many stores are decorated for Valentine's Day! How cute...
Chika: The bakery, the florist, the general store... Valentine's Day is everywhere!
Dia: Well, it's that time of year. All the stores are running some kind of promotion with hearts and chocolates.
Mari: Will you be giving chocolates to anyone special, Chika?
Chika: H-Huh? I don't have anyone special in mind... That's part of the reason writing lyrics for our romantic songs is so tough.
Chika: How about you, Mari? Do you have someone special in mind?
Mari: Indeed I do! Eight of them, in fact.
You: E-Eight?! That's way too many people!
Kanan: You're overreacting, You. She's talking about all of us.
Mari: Correct. You're as sharp as a tack, Kanan. Yes, this year I'm giving presents to everyone in Aqours!
Dia: My blood ran cold for a moment there. Thank goodness you're just talking about friends.
Kanan: Oh, come on, Dia. You didn't seriously think...
Ruby: Valentine's Day... I hope that someday I find someone I like enough that I'll want to learn how to make chocolates.
Dia: Don't put it off until then. You should start learning and practicing now.
Dia: The act of giving chocolates to a romantic partner is just a Japanese custom.
Dia: The original intent of Valentine's Day was to show your gratitude as well as love to anyone you want to.
Ruby: Oh! Then I wanna make friendship chocolate for everyone, too! Let's go buy some ingredients together!
Yoshiko: F-Friendship chocolate! One of the most fulfilling real-life activities performed by normal high school girls...
Yoshiko: I must get on this band wagon and get a step closer to becoming a normal high school girl!
Kanan: Well, we've got our beans for throwing. Now we just need snacks for the kids.
Hanamaru: Kanan, I need you advice on something, zura.
Kanan: Hmm? What's up?
Hanamaru: Part of the event is teaching the kids about Setsubun customs, so we'd like to have them eat the same number of beans as their age.
Hanamaru: I'm worried they won't like the taste of roasted soybeans.
Kanan: Good point. I think they're tasty as-is, but kindergarten kids might not find them that tasty.
Ruby: Hanamaru, Hanamaru! I've got a great idea!
Hanamaru: What's up? Whoa, that's a ton of chocolate!
Ruby: *Giggle* I wanna try a whole bunch of different things. Anyways, since both Setsubun and Valentine's are in February, why don't we combine the two?
Hanamaru: Combine Setsubun... and Valentine's, zura?
Ruby: Yeah! I figure if we coat the roasted soybeans with chocolate, the kids won't have as much of a problem eating them.
Hanamaru: That's brilliant, Ruby! I bet they would love chocolate covered soybeans!
Kanan: *Chuckle* Well, that's one problem solved. I'll go on and arrange for us to borrow a kitchen.
Mari: Everyone! The wrapping mission is complete!
Kanan: And it looks like our present-wrapping team has just wrapped up, too.
Riko: Mari introduced us to a general store with the cutest stuff. We got all kinds of ribbons and bags that the kids are sure to love.
Chika: Yeah! I didn't know there was a store that sold such cute stuff.
Kanan: Hmm? Wasn't Yoshiko on the wrapping team, too?
Riko: Yoshiko went off on a detour. She said she had to buy supplies to, and I quote, "master the ultimate art of a fulfilling life, fallen angel-style."
Kanan: The ultimate art of a fulfilling life, fallen angel-style...?