The Tastiest Season Edit
Fall is the season of food.
|Honoka: Hee hee...
Honoka: Hee hee... Heh heh...
Honoka: I, um... Hee hee...
Umi: If she's giggling this badly... Then it must be something to do with food.
Umi: This... This is a stamp card for that bread shop you always go to, isn't it?
Honoka: That's right! It's a stamp card, and I only need one more stamp to fill it!
Kotori: Wow, that's great, Honoka!
Honoka: Finally! I've been going there every day.
Umi: Mind if I take a look at it?
Kotori: Wow, that's a lot of stamps!
Umi: It says, "Customers who fill this card will receive a very special gift."
Kotori: A "very special gift," huh? I wonder what it could be?
Honoka: I have no idea what it is, either. I've asked the staff at the bread shop, but they won't tell me.
Kotori: Maybe it's a special plate for serving bread? It'd be really cute if it had a picture of bread on it.
Umi: It could be a coupon of some kind.
Honoka: That would be great, Kotori! You could make an archery uniform for Umi out of it... That'd be so cute.
Umi: No, thanks!
Umi: That's a good question... I'm not really interested in prizes, so another loaf of bread would be enough for me.
Honoka: I see! I'm sure there isn't anyone who wouldn't be happy with more bread!
Kotori: Hee hee. Honoka really loves her bread, doesn't she?
Umi: Well, you'll find out the next time you go to the bread shop, won't you?
Honoka: That's right! Ooh, now I really want to know what the prize is!
Honoka: That's it! I'm headed to the bread shop right now!
Kotori: Huh? You're going now?
Honoka: I'll be right back. See you later!
Kotori: Well, she left...
Umi: Ignoring the fact that she was motivated by a prize, there's something to be said for her level of enthusiasm.
Umi: Honoka's been gone for a while now...
Kotori: I wonder what she got. I'm all excited to find out!
Honoka: Hey! Umi! Kotori!
Umi: She's back!
Honoka: Sorry I ended up taking so long. I was talking about the prize!
Honoka: Oh, yeah... It was this!
Honoka: It's great! It's really amazing! It's the biggest news ever!
Kotori: You're going to come up...
Umi: ...with an original bread?
|Eli: So, you're going to come up with a design and flavor, and the bread shop is going to make it for you?
Maki: That's pretty awesome. So, what kind of bread are you going to ask them to make?
Kotori: She's been focused on it since yesterday. We should help her.
Hanayo: If that's the case, then everyone should name their favorite bread. Maybe that'll give us a clue.
Honoka: That's it! I need your help, everyone!
Nozomi: Oh, well, mine is definitely pork buns. Stuffed full with double filling, please.
Maki: Come to think of it, pork buns aren't really bread...
Nozomi: Well, they're just like bread.
Umi: I also like Chinese steamed buns. I think it's better to go with something not too sweet.
Nozomi: What about pork buns without the pork... Then again, the pork's the most delicious part, isn't it?
Eli: I like Russian fried buns called piroshki. I've made them myself, too. But they take a while to make, so I don't do it often.
Rin: You know, I've never looked at a custard brioche and thought it was like you, Nico.
Nozomi: I would've guessed you're more like a meatball sandwich.
Hanayo: I'd like to try bread made out of rice.
Eli: That sounds just perfect for you, Hanayo. What about you, Maki?
Maki: I like sandwiches. You know, a little tomato and chicken seasoned with basil would be perfect.
Kotori: That sounds delicious. And quite stylish!
Rin: I want ramen bread! They make bread stuffed with other noodles, so ramen wouldn't be too hard, right?
Nozomi: That's a great idea! And if you added barbecued pork, it'd be really nutritious!
Hanayo: What about you, Kotori?
Kotori: Everyone's favorite breads sound so delicious... I can't decide...
Honoka: Um... Hmm... Let's see...
Umi: It looks like Honoka still can't decide. Maybe this backfired...
Honoka: All of your ideas really match your personalities... But I can't come up with anything that's like me.
Nozomi: Something just like you... It's hard to think of a bread that's as energetic as you.
Eli: What if you went home and asked your parents?
Honoka: Ooh! Ooh! I've got the greatest, most amazing idea ever!
Rin: What is it?
Honoka: Bread, with Homura Bakery's red bean paste inside!
Honoka: It's like East meets West! Oh, I think I've finally got it. It's like my greatest invention!
Umi: Honoka... You know about sweet bean bread, right?
Eli: I wonder what happened with Honoka's bread?
Nozomi: She was really worried...
Honoka: Hey! Everyone! Here it is, the Honoka bread!
Kotori: Ah! Let me see! Let me see!
Rin: Is it ramen bread?
Maki: The bread... It has everyone's faces on it!
Hanayo: S-so cute!
Honoka: Heh heh. And inside is my family's red bean paste.
Nico: They made nine of them? Wow, this is amazing!
Honoka: Of course! I thought it would be a waste to just make bread for me...
Eli: It started out as just Honoka's bread... But it ended up being everyone's bread.
|Umi: How about we stop practice for a quick break?
Honoka: Great. I was just thinking I could use a break...
Kotori: Yeah. Practice is really fun, but taking breaks is important too.
Nico: So tired...
Hanayo: Om... Om nom...
Rin: Oh, you're eating a rice ball, Hanayo... Wish I had one...
Honoka: It looks delicious. Gulp...
Hanayo: I made a bunch. Please, everyone, help yourselves.
Rin: You'll make a good wife!
Hanayo: Eep... Rin, you're embarrassing me!
Nozomi: Hanayo, your rice balls really are delicious!
Eli: Yeah, there's just the right amount of salt in them.
Maki: Yeah. The second half of practice can be tiring, but after eating that rice ball, I feel revitalized.
Hanayo: That's right! Rice balls are great when you're exhausted from practice.
Hanayo: They're filling, so you don't get hungry in the middle of class...
Hanayo: Uh... Heh heh...
Umi: Do you have any secrets to making your rice balls, Hanayo?
Nico: Oh, I want to know, too! Mine are pretty good, but yours are even better!
Hanayo: I'll teach you all everything I know!
Kotori: I'm looking forward to the rice ball class!
Eli: Ha-ha! Today, Hanayo's the teacher.
Hanayo: Good morning!
Hanayo: Yep! It's the rice for the class today. I figured we could split the leftovers... Ha ha.
Umi: But... That's over 20 pounds of rice!
Honoka: We already got rice. You didn't have to bring so much...
Hanayo: The ingredients you use are the soul of rice balls! I brought the absolute best rice for making rice balls!
Hanayo: First, we have to prep the kitchen! Please wash your hands, everyone! Don't forget to clean under your nails too!
Together: Yes ma'am...
Nozomi: Hanayo's in serious teacher mode!
Nico: Heh, heh, heh. Challenge accepted!
|Honoka: OK, my hands are clean.
Nozomi: The rice looks like it's almost ready, so we can probably get started.
Umi: Even the water used to cook rice is important, huh? Looks like I'll be learning a lot today.
Kotori: It's all you, hanayo.
Nozomi: Wha... Hanayo, your voice is shaking!
Rin: Calm down, Hanayo...
Maki: I know how she feels. It can be pretty nerve-wracking to be the center of attention.
Eli: Even though we're school idols?
Maki: But that's completely different. Right, Hanayo?
Hanayo: E-Exactly! Someone help me...
Kotori: It's all right, Hanayo! Here, I'll help you out.
Nico: I can help yo too. With my adorable face up here, it'll draw everyone's attention off you.
Umi: That sounds like Nico's logic.
Hanayo: Thank you, Kotori and Nico. With you at my side, I'm sure to do great!
Honoka: Oh! It looks like the rice is ready.
Eli: Is cooking the rice properly something to get surprised about?
Rin: Well, Hanayo really loves rice...
Kotori: Hanayo, I'll put the rest of the ingredients you brought over here, OK?
Nozomi: It looks like we're going to make some delicious rice balls today.
Hanayo: Today I brought salmon, pickled plums, seaweed, and leaf mustard. We're going to start by making plan rice balls.
Honoka: You say "plain" rice balls, but they still look really delicious.
Hanayo: Hee hee... The type may be plain, but that doesn't mean the flavor doesn't matter.
Umi: ...Om nom...
Rin: You two are sneaky! I want to eat one, too...
Eli: So, the secret to making delicious rice balls is the ingredients, then?
Nozomi: It seems that way...
Hanayo: It's important to be particular about the rice and other ingredients, but that's not the most important part.
Kotori: Is that so? Well then, what is the most important?
Hanayo: The most important part is the emotion you put into making them. You need to think, "This will be delicious."
Honoka: These rice balls will be delicious!
Umi: I want the people that eat them to think they're delicious.
Hanayo: Heh heh. I don't think we really needed the rice ball class. Anyone can make them.
Maki: But, I've never thought about it that way.
Nozomi: So, what's really inside these rice balls is our feelings, huh?
Honoka: That's amazing, Hanayo! You're like the rice ball master!
Hanayo: That's a bit much, but thank you. Heh heh, shall we keep making rice balls together?
Nico: Done! I made a "Love Nico" rice ball!
Rin: I'm done, too. It's not really triangle-shaped like it should be, but... it's full of my feelings!
Umi: Well then, shall we get to eating?
Eli: Yeah... But shouldn't we swap our rice balls first, so they taste eve better?
Honoka: Great idea, Eli! Time for a rice ball exchange!
Nozomi: Rin, your rice ball's delicious! It's full of love.
Rin: Kotori, the grains of rice in your rice ball are so fluffy!
Maki: Hey, Nico! Your "Love Nico" rice ball doesn't have anything in it!
Nico: That's because plain rice balls are the most delicious!
Honoka: So yummy! This is the first time I've ever had such a delicious rice ball!
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