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Hibiki - Shousestsuka ni naru houhou

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Vol 3 live dump time.

Also, my typesetter is about to fall off the face of the earth in a few days, so expect a break in typesetted chapters.
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"Oh, so you have a brother in college?"
17: Review meeting
"I have three little sisters myself"
"I've always wanted an older brother"

"So you have the literature club"
"How many novels do you read?"
"...what's with all the questions?"

"Sorry, it won't be long"
"Editors have things they want to know about the authors they're in charge of"

"Probably about 20-30 a month"

"Hoh! So you read a book a day as a high schooler. Impressive"
"......yeah"

"And"
"You have a boyfriend?"
"Going now"

"Sorry sorry. This is the last one"
"Do you like novels?"
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"......I love them"

17: Review meeting
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"I love reading and writing them"
"It's like it's touching my heart..."

"I can't really imagine myself as an author"
"But I'll be writing novels from now on"
"So"
"As for what'll happen to them,"
"I'll leave it to you"

"Sure"
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"But if you really love novels"
"Why didn't you put your contact details on the work you submitted?"
"......are you still hung up on that?"

"It's just as I said on the phone"
"I just wanted to ask for your impression"
"I wanted to confirm my own sense of worth"

"I never even thought about being an author"
"To be honest, the fact I'm here in a publishing company now doesn't feel real"

"Have you ever doubted your own worth?"
"We're done already, right?"
"I'm hungry"

"That's right"
"Yeah, we're done already"
"Well whatever"
"I can contact her whenever from now on"
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"As for what'll happen afterwards"
"Next is the final round selections"
"This week, we sent the candidates to the houses of the selection committee, who are also authors themselves"
"And we'll decide on the winning work after holding a meeting in August, next month"

"Your 'Fairytale garden' is going to win for sure"
"You should really look forward to it"

"And"
"One more thing"
"This isn't a question, but a warning"

"No more violent actions from now on"
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"I'm still your friend"
"But if the police gets involved, I won't cover for you"
"......what kind of person do you think I am?"

"I heard from Rika-chan"
"That wasn't the first time you knocked a boookshelf down, right?"

"And you sent an upper classman to the hospital after you entered high school..."
"And you jumped off the roof..."
"You're misunderstanding me. You're making me look completely insane here"

"I may be hearing only half the story, but I don't want your authorial career to end over soming minor"

"Anyways, just promise me that you won't get into any more fights"
"...you're cornering a cute high school girl like a chihuahua..."

"Promise me"

"Fine"
"I don't remember starting any fights in the first place"
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"Okay!"
"Let's go back to Rika-chan's place"
"And the whole jumping off a roof thing is a lie"
"There was just a little accident"
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"Are you okay, Kijima-sensei!?"

"......what's with you"

"Hi..."

Kijima-sensei was picking a fight with Rika-chan,
And Hibiki split them up...
Forcing your way into them aside...

Why the kick?
What the hell was that whole promise just now for?

And your opponent is Kijima Hitoshi, of all people.
A member of the selection committee...
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"...your friend, Rika?"

"Yeah"

Fortunately, nobody's at the reception at night...

"Did you think Rika was getting picked on by an unknown man?"
"And you tried to help her?"
"Well good for you"

"And well"
"Do you know who I am?"

"Kijima Hitoshi"
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"An author who used to sell well"

"Yeah yeah"
"There's no point taking a child on seriously"

He's a man of standing, so he won't make a big deal of this, right?
And he was fighting with a high school girl.
Even if he wasn't at fault, he must've seen those words coming.
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"......let's head out too"
"You got permission to stay over, right?"
"Yeah"
"Right"

"We'll talk"
"At my place"
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"I had you guys come all the way to Tokyo from Kanagawa after school"

"So I took the opportunity for you guys to stay here"
"So we can have a girl's party between the three of us"

"But now it's a review session"
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"Hibiki-chan, do you remember what we talked about in the meeting room?"

"......you have three little sisters"
"And you wanted an older brother"
"I told you never use violence"
"It was right before that happened. Even a chicken would remember"

"And it happened to be Kijima-sensei, of all people..."

"Do you know who the guy is? Kijima Hitoshi. The Akutagawa prize winner who appeared on TV a lot"

"And he's also in the selection committee..."
"Uhhh..."
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"I remember what you told me, Fumi"
"But"
"It's not what you think..."

"Okay?"

"...I mean"
"Well"

"My friend was being bullied"
"So I have to help her, right?"

"......like I said"
"There were better ways to do it"

"Without violence"
"I found this kinda weird"
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"Why didn't you kick him down?"

"......look, Hibiki-chan"
...yeah.

"You're asking why I stayed quiet when I was being picked on? It's because I didn't want to bother papa"
The way she did it was problematic, but Hibiki-chan helped me back there.

"There are a lot of people who hate him"
"So people can't help having unjustified resentment, especially Kijima-san"
So why is Fumi-chan so mad at her...

Then she should've stopped him herself...
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"You can't bear all the responsibility all by yourself in the adult world"
"If you go on a rampage, you're going to bother a lot of other people. Remember that"

"Get it?"

"Fine then"

Haaaah

"Okay, I'll go warm up the bath"

"Rika-chan"
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"I'm sorry"
"Next time, I'll give him a good slap"

"Fuuck"

"She's way too clever at following up"
"I'm really happy"

"My bath is pretty wide"
"So why don't you go in with Hibiki?"
"Don't worry about me"
"I don't really mind"
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"Hibiki-chan"

"Did you ask Fumi-chan"
"About her three sisters?"

"......no? She was the one who told me"

"Why?"
"Doesn't really matter"
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"Because I never knew that"

"Rika"
"Was I a bother?"

"Yeah"

"Kidding"
"Well, won't worry about it. I was at my limit as well"

"Besides, if papa was better at dealing with the world, he wouldn't be making much enemies"
"But he's making his daughter and her friends worry about him"

"Relax"
"I take responsibility for my own actions"

"Ahaha"
"I see. That'll help."
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"Alright you two, get in your futons!"
"......are you serious? It's still 10pm"

"You two are in high school. Kids still have their bedtime"
"That may have been true in your time"

"Hey Fumi"

"Why did Kijima Hitoshi come to Shouronsha today?"

"Ahh, I believe he had a meeting"
"With the writer Yoshino Kikyou"
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"Are they still in their meeing?"
"No way. A lot of time has passed"

"Right now, he should be drinking at a nearby bar with his editor"

"What store?"
"His favorite place is 'Kani-Kousen'" [TN: Crab trawler]
"Eegh"

"Hmmmm..."

"Fumi-chan, did you buy your underwear from Uniclo...?"
"None of your business! Okay, go to bed!"
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"...Kijima-san didn't find out that Hibiki is a candidate for the award"
"So it probably won't affect her winning"

The problem now is the award ceremony,
Well, he'll find out that Hibiki kicked him down, but he can't revoke the award.

......Hibiki
Looked like she wanted to fight.

"She can't tolerate the difference between her own world and the real world"
"She's a prodigy..."
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"I'm carrying a giant bomb here"

"I'm annoyed"
"And bothered"
"But also very happy"

"......in the end"
"I want to ask Fumi-chan somthing"

'Who's your closest friend'
'Me or Hibiki-chan'

"I'm not a grade schooler"
"I'm so embarrassed I wanna die"

She'd
Probably answer
Hibiki-chan

"I wanna be like Hibiki-chan"
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"You two asleep?"
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18: Departure
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There we go.

"She's in a hurry"

"That's my bag"
"She won't take my wallet"
"A phone?"
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"She left?"

"No way, should I stop her?"
"But..."

Where is she...?
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"Huh...?"
"What...the"
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"Is that your scooter there?"
"......yeah"

"How..."

"...how"
"What?"
"A bunch of things"
"But how did she know about my bike?"

"...She probably saw the helmet at the entrance"
"I think she figured out which of the 2-3 bikes parked out at the apartment entrance was yours"

"But how can she ride one?"
"There's no way she has a license"

"Maybe her brother taught her?"
"Anyone can ride a scooter after getting 5 minutes of lessons"
"Huh......"

"Even so"
"Where would...?"
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"But I can't imagine her just wanting to have a joyride"
"Even though it's Hibiki-chan here"
"Where..."

I take responsibility for my own actions.

"No way..."

Jinbouchou, Kaikousen.
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"Over here, huh"

"To Jinbouchou"
"Okay"
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"...my god"
"Seriously?"
"Come on..."
"I think it has to be where Kijima's at"
"She asked where he was now"

"She thought she was bothering me"
"So maybe she went to follow up"

"So basically, she's going there to tell him he picked a fight with Akui HIbiki, the individual?"
"Probably"

"...why is she bringing it up again?"
"Does she realize that he's a member of the selection committee...?"

"If he finds out that Hibiki is up in the final round, who knows what he'll tell the committee..."

"...but like"
"Did you get Ootsubo-san to keep it secret?"
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"Ootsubo-san?"
"Kijima's editor is Ootsubo-san, correct?"
"And they met today"

"Think about it normally. Wouldn't Kijima ask Ootsubo-san?"
" 'Who was that girl with Rika today?' "
"That's what he'd ask"

"Hello?"
"Hello, Ootsubo-san? Are you with Kijima-san right now?"
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"Yeah, I'm drinking with him at 'Kaikousen'"
"Tch"

"Uhh, this is a weird request"
"But could you not tell Kijima-san about Hibiki?"

"Why?"
"For reasons!"
"She's desperate"

"Because she's stopping Hibiki-chan"
"Who made a move for my sake"

"There's nothing to talk about..."
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"He's reading Akui Hibiki's novel now..."

"......why?"
"Kijima asked me who the girl was with Rika-chan today"
"When I told him that she was a kid who made it to the final round of the newcomer award selection because of her amazing novel, he told me he wanted to read it"
"On my tablet"
"Hey, I'm together with Yoshino-sensei now, so if that's all, I'm gonna hang up now"
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"I'm very sorry, that was Hanai Fumi from our company"
"What was it about?"
"No it wasn't anything big at all"

"......Kijima-san"
"Did something happen with Akui Hibiki?"

"In any case, it's already been 30 minutes"
"Since you asked me to show you"
"And we're at a drinking party"

"Wah"
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"Welco..."

"Ah"
"Hey hey!"
"How old are you, young lady?"

"Hm?"

"Uhhh..."
"Who're you looking for?"

"Kijima Hitoshi"
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"Akui......"
"Hibiki?"

"Wha"

"......how did you know?"
"Ootsubo..."
"This guy told me about you"

"You have some business with me?"
"How did you know I was here?"

"Hanai Fumi"
"Told me that this was your favorite spot"
"I see..."
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"What do you want?"

"There's something i forgot to say"

"I may have kicked your face in, but Rika has nothing to do with us"

"I've wanted to slap your head in since awhile ago"
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"If you got any complaints, say it to my face"

"Hibiki!"

"......you got"
"...kicked?"
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"I'm so sorry, Hibiki has..."
"Hanai..."
"I-I didn't do anything yet"

"Driving without a license"
"...that has nothing to do with what's happening now"

"Hanai!"
"Did you bring her here!?"
"N-no..."

"Why do you hate me?"

"No, Kijima-sensei"
"This girl is a good girl at heart..."
"You honestly don't know why?"
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Small change

"Mgh"
"Oh my god please!"
"Shut up!"

"I don't get it. I've been living every day of my life in sincerity"
"But now I remember a high school girl who found me repulsive on our first meeting"

"Because, if anything,"
"My novels now are boring as fuck"

"Wha"

"Yeah"
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"You were a genius long ago"
"Your debut work was about a sanitorium after the war"
"About an old lady who took care of a little girl"
"The theme about exploring life and death was plain and ordinary, but wrote about a death which was out of the ordinary"

"You won the Akutagawa with your fifth work"

"Then from the sixth onwards, you repeated the same story over and over again"

"Stories that only made me feel deja vu"
"Not a single one was interesting"

"The job of an author isn't to merely arrange Japanese words around"
"Your job is to move the people's hearts, correct?"
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"Do your job proper..."

"Kijima-sensei! I am so so sorry"
"This girl's just a little..."

"It's just as you said"
"The time when I had my talent is long gone"

"Even now, I remember"
"That feeling of accomplishment when I won the Akutagawa with 'The country of withered flowers' "
"Ever since that moment"
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"I never really had anything to say about the world anymore"

"I read 'The Fairytale garden' "
"Huh?"

"When I see young talent right before my eyes, I can see the spiteful reality..."

"It was entertaining"

"I'll leave moving the world"
"To you now"
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...I never thought
That even Kijima-san,
An Akutagawa prize winner, would give it so much praise...

"When was the last time"
"I was ever this honest with myself and with other people?"

This girl's novel
Has the power to change people.
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I'm gonna break a bit. I'll be back in a few. Seems like I'm the only one here anyways.
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>>159505001
Didn't realize this thread. I will be here for now.
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>>159499341
This is what I'm looking for
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I really appreciate it OP. Just know that you make people happy by doing this great job.
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Thanks anon
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19: How to die
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>inb4 Hibiki turns into a zombie
>Dead Novelists Society is born
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"I'll leave moving the world"
"To you now"

"Kijima Hitoshi,"
"The Akutagawa award winner, accepted Hibiki"

"It even made this self centered man,"
"A human being who only loves himself, say this"

I saw the reality I was trying to avoid seeing.
I'm so pathetic compared to someone like her...
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"You don't have anything you wanna write?"

"Yeah"

"Then why..."

"Ah..."
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"I see..."

"...'why...'"
"What?"
"No uhh"

"What?"
"Is there something?"
"Did I miss something again?"

Is it my creative urges? Is it my inspiration?
I had them long ago.
Is there a way to bring back the thing I need to create works?

"...Everything Hibiki-said bout Kijima-san"
"Is honestly correct"

"I can get comfy and read them"
"But there aren't any new innovations"

......frankly,
It's a good novel, nothing more, nothing less.
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"What!?"
What would you do?

What would Hibiki do?
What would you do,
If your talent withers and dies?

"......uh"
"Then"
"Why"

"Are you still alive......"
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"I just realized this now,"
"But authors who don't bring out new works on the table"
"Uhhh...... those 'vanished authors'",
"How do I put this"

"I kinda imagined them as dead"
Teheheh

"But if I think about it really really hard, that can't be true"
"Even if they say they'll die, they can't really commit suicide..."

"So even if they lose their ability to write good novels,"
"And lose their purpose in life,"
"They have to stay alive..."
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"It must be really hard..."
"Uhh..."

"To live a nice life after..."
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......if only

I could punch this shitty girl right here...

I would've done it before.
To protect my pride.

If only I could vent my emotions,
Without thinking about my future,
Regardless of whether people are watching me or not...
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"...you'll understand one day"

"When your own world"
"And reality"
"Will come into agreement..."

"People will accept the values you hold dear"
"You'll get a job, money, and social standing"
"It's..."

"The comfort of the shackles we call stability..."

"Kijima-sensei......"
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"Hmmmmmm"

"Mgh"
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>>159509974
HAHAHAHA
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"I have two kids at this hour"
"And one adult"

"In most cases, the dark girl would've forced the glasses girl to go out,"
"Then they'd be taken under protective custody"
"And the teacher would come pick them up"
"I see this scene a lot"

"......so what about the bike?"
"I'll ride it home on Monday"

"......you mad?"

"Hibiki"
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>>159510083
>"Will you go die...?"
What? Is she telling hibiki to kill herself?
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"Do you plan on dying"
"If you can't write anything anymore...?"

"......well"

"Well what..."

"I don't really know what it feels like"
"to run out of things I wanna write about"

"At the very least"
"I'm still not ready to wager my life on this right now"

>>159510109
Fixed it for clarification
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"I think that's why I still can't imagine myself as an author now"

"She should've said"
" 'You don't have to think about something so heavy' "
"Honestly"

I also want Hibiki,
The one I hold dear,
To put her life on the line for her writing. [TN: I'm assuming the first two lines in panel 4 are referring to Hibiki. Don't hesitate to call me out if I'm wrong]
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Ingenuity
Actions
Conviction
I can't hold a candle to Hibiki-chan.

"I don't really know if I should be surprised or just give up"

"......I'm sure"
"every prodigy recorded in history"
"Was something like her......"

"The glasses girl is an author.....?"
"No...?"

This place feels heavy...
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Rika, pointing at people is disrespectful. Put your nipples down right now.
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"......if I'm seriously gonna be an author"
"I'll decide on how I should die"

"Like via the Tamagawa Aquaduct, or via a self defense troop garrison"
"In a way I could brag to people about"

"Hibiki-chan"
"Is setting up a conversation"

"In my case, I'd prefer to be deeeeeeep in the Finland forests"
"I went there 3 years ago"
"But I was startled at how beautiful the sunlight was as it filtered through the trees"
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See how she blushed at the thought of talking to Hibiki? Rika x Hibiki otp.
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>>159510617
I bet Hibiki will ask Rika to bring her there someday
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"If I'm gonna die, I'd rather pick a beautiful place"
"Yeah"
"Hibiki-chan is my kouhai"

And a friend

"......I guess"
"I'd take the mountains"

"It doesn't really matter for me"
"So I'd rather die while seeing a nice scene atop a high place"

"Maybe"
"I'd pick the expressway!"

"I wanna get exhausted on the asphalt"
"Then get into a solo accident with my bike on the open road"
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Why are they talking about how they want to die? What the fuck kind of conversation is that?
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"Whaaaa, but don't you hate the idea of being run over by all the other cars after you die?"

"My bike will be lying down beside me so everything will be okay"

"Wait a minute Hibiki! You don't have a license do you!"
"It's fine. I'll take it when I'm 16"

"That's not the problem. You were driving without a license awhile ago!"
"Ugh"
"...so"
"What's this group about?"

"Nnnnnghhh"
"Receipt please"
"This is on 'Shouronsha'"
"Huh?"
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"Oh yeah, we didn't decide on what we're gonna do tomorrow"
"Fumi-chan, you said you'd take us somewhere"
"That's right"

"How about Asakusa?"
"We'll go to Ausakusa temple, go shopping, and eat dumplings"
"Ahaha, no I'm serious"

"Well, there's cliche Shinjuku"

"Shinjuku?"
"What the hell're you gonna do in a place that doesn't even have a single temple?"
"Come on, clothes over temples"

"I mean, Fumi-chan, I've been wondering about this for a while now"
"But is that loose shirt a company freebie?"
"Yeah, it's cute, right?"

"Lame"
"Totally"
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"Okay, so let's go looking at clothes at Shinjuku tomorrow!"
"Ah, Hibiki-chan. if someone hits on you, don't hit them back"
"What the hell do you think I am"

"So basically, that girl is a finalist in the newcomer awards"
"Yes, Yoshino-sensei"

"It seems like something big happened before your meeting with Kijima-sensei"
"Kijima-san got in a fight with a young girl"
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"Akui Hibiki-san, huh......"

"Yoshino-sensei, you're also part of the selection committee"
"So I'll send you her data this week"

"She's amazing, despite her age!"
"Fufu, I can tell"

"Huh?"

"It even made Kijima-san renounce his own beliefs"
"Her talents aren't superficial"

"That's right"
"Well honestly, it was the first time I saw him honestly praise another person's work that much"

"......but"
"she's a really naive girl"

To put it nicely, she's delicate.
To put it badly, she doesn't know her place.
...for some reason,
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>>159499341
I almost missed this, thank anon
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>>159511735
I think you fucked up this page. There are a few numbers there and they do not appear in your text. You also jumped from 71 to 73.
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"She's just like me"
Yoshino Kikyou: 39 years old.
Novelist

"Well, Kijima-sensei went home too"
"So why don't we go back"
"Sure"
At age 25, she won the Shirakanba Newcomer award.
At age 32, she won the Akutagawa prize.

"Oh yeah, I forgot to ask something important"
"Yes?"

>>159511803
Yeah I skipped a page
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Anyways, I have to go out for a bit. I'll be back
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>>159499341
yass
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>>159504117
the poor bike damnit
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>>159501971
Is rika gay ?

this is thesecond time she blush like that near the big bobb editor.
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>>159513328
The author is so bad at anatomy that pretty much all the girls have big boobs.
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>>159509757
>>159509654
>>159509781
no fucking wonder the childhood friend doesn't want her to become an writer.
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>>159502000
Hibikis nipples
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Thanks anon
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"Why did Rika come by earlier?"

"Ahhh, this is just a coincidence, but Akui Hibiki and Rika-chan are senpai and kouhai in the same school"

"So Rika-san is going to debut under our label"
"And the two of them went to their meeting together"
"Huh!?"

"Wheee"
"Rika is!? That girl can write?"
"It seems like she can write pretty well"

"So like, I know that our boss is afraid of me"
"I laid a little beating on him long ago"
"You serious? Senpai, you're awesome"
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"I'd usually snap and get into it, even if my opponent's my boss"
"Yup"
"Whoa"

"I'm sorry, you okay?"
"God dammit"

"Move it, wench!"

"Wha..."

"Ahh man, I got rid of a wench there"
"Another heroic saga right there"
"Senpai, you're awesome"

"Hey hold..."
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"Well now"

"Don't get so serious over a drunkard"
"Sensei... are your legs okay?"
"Sure are"

"Okay, it's about time for me to return to the hotel"
"Ah... sensei, Did you make reservations?"

"It's been a while since I came to the city center, so I wanted to go shopping for a bit tomorrow"

"Hoh, where are you going?"
"Ginza? Roppongi?"
"Ah..."

"Maybe......"
"Shinjuku..."
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>>159502881
Ponytails Rika, hng
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>>159509654
Hahahaha this fucking girl
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bumpan before i forget
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[Box] The whereabouts of Akutagawa and Naoki prize winners.
"I sincerely believe that new talents have appeared in the literary world"
"And I would rather have them become candidates for the Akutagawa prize, not musicians"
"And Inomata Kouji's 'River of Fire' is written pretty well"
20: Nice to meet you.

"Ahaha! Look, the guy you kicked yesterday is on TV"
"Of course, I can expect it to sell..."
"So funny"
"You two! Get ready to go out now"

"We can already. It doesn't take long for me to put makeup on"
"Sorry about that"

"But Shinjuku..."
"I don't really like that place"

"When I look at all the young and frivolous people there, I just wanna slap them..."
"Fumi"
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Fixed an error

"Break fast break fast"

"What're you talking about Hibiki-chan? We're about to go to Shinjuku, so just eat there"
"She wants to eat at the super popular pancake place you were talking about, Rika-chan,

20: Nice to meet you
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"It's good"
"Yeah"
"It is good"
"But what's with the quantity?"
"You said you wanted to eat it, Rika-chan"

"This is what they mean when they say 'super popular'"
"They put all their effort into the impact of the appearance so there's a higher possibility of attracting media attention"
"Now whether you eat pancakes or the whipped cream..."

"Crap, I might be at my limit"
"You two"

"I couldn't really calm down yesterday because of all the panic"
"But anyways, we had a good meeting"
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"There are a lot of things to reflect on..."
"But Hibiki, please stop the snarling and don't mind the others"
"You're treating people like wild dogs"

"When am I gonna go to the editing department next?"

"There's quite a bit of time"
"It's July now, so it'll be 2 months later, in September"

"For the Newcomer Awards ceremony"

"To be precise, they'll decide on the winner next month in August"
"But you're the forerunner for sure, Hibiki"

"But is this okay? She picked a huge fight with Kijima-san yesterday"

"And he's on the committee, right?"
".......well"
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Flipped the pages

"Well, Kijima-san accepted Hibiki's novel"
"At worst"
"You're just gonna have 1 out of the 5 against it"

"If you have 4 of them support you..."
"Hey Fumi"

"Is there always gonna be some author at a publishing company?"

"Huh? That's not true. It's actually pretty rare"
"Normally, they meet outside..."

"Huh? Why?"
"For reasons"

"I was wondering if I could meet some author or something every time we have a meeting"
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"Don't talk about shortening my life span here"
"I'm already afraid of the award ceremony here"

"Hibiki-chan"
"You wanna meet the authors"

"Anyways, after we eat these pancakes?"
"Where do you wanna go next?"
"I wanna eat crepes"
"......Hibiki, are you being serious?"

"It's been a while since I came to Shinjuku"
"...or so I thought"
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"Maybe more like"
"A year"

"Oh yeah, I thought the same thing when I came here last year"
"When you're an author, you don't have much reasons to go out of the house"

"...frills seem to be in this year"
"I see them a lot..."
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It covers their clothes from shoulders to back, then it preserves the balance with a short bottom flare.
The color is basic, and she's messing about with barefoot sandals...

"How cute..."

"If only"
"I was a little younger..."
"Hey hey, look at that unbelievable thing there"
"What the, is it some sexy..."
"Wagh!"

"What the hell's that, she's a monster!"
"That ain't no human face! It's a pre-evolution gorilla"

"Hey, try hitting on her"
"She's a gorilla. She doesn't understand Japanese"

"Ooo ooo oo ooo"
"Gyahahaha"
"...it's just an age thing"
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"Alright! Since I came all the way to Shinjuku"
"Let's start off with some crepes"

"Luccky"
"It's pretty empty"

"It's been a while"
"So maybe a chocolate banana special"

"But I'm on a diet since summer's coming soon"
"Hmmmm"
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"I believe this girl is..."

"Next person please"

"Uhhhh"
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"Gimme a chocolate banana deluxe"
"Okay, that'll be 1200 yen"

"Make that two"
"S-sure"

"Akui Hibiki-san"
"Correct?"

"We met at Kaikousen last night. You don't remember?"
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"Wha......"

"I thought I stood out quite a bit"
"But you were only looking at Kijima-san, huh"

"Okay, I'll introduce myself again"

"Nice to meet you, Akui-san"
"I'm Yoshino Kikyou, a novelist"
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"Thanks for waiting. Two chocolate banana deluxes"

"Uhhh the total comes to..."
"We're together"
"2400 yen"

"Here you go"

".....I can't take food from someone I don't know"

"Oh, I'm sorry. You don't know about me?"
"......I do"

"I like your novels"
"But I couldn't tell because I've never seen your photo"

"......That's because I've never made my face public"
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"I disappointed you there"
"Huh?"

"Huh?"

"Uhh"
"Uh"

"Please shake my hand"

"Here"

"...thanks"
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"Akui-san, are you here alone?"
"No"
"I'm with Rika and Fumi"

"Ah, Fumi's my editor"
"And Rika"
"Is Sobue Rika"

"I see"
"Rika's here too"

"Over there"
"You're finally back"
"You're actually eating a crepe"
"You sure can eat after those pancakes"
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"I came upon Yoshino-san"
"She bought me a crepe"
"Hello, Hanai-san"
"Oh dear, Yoshino-sensei, I'm so sorry about Hibi..."

"Yoshino... sensei......?"
"Why are you with..."

"I'm so sorry about last night!"
"We just marched into your meal with Kijima-sensei...!"
"Why is Yoshino-sensei here?"
"It's just one committee member after another"

"Maybe this girl just gives off weird rays"
"We just met at the crepe vendor by coincidence"
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"Uhh... you didn't do anything rude now, did you?"
"What the hell do you think I am!"

"She just greeted me"
"She's quite a polite child"

"......is that so"
"In any case, there won't be any problems coming up now, right?"
"Yoshino-sensei is a really rare entity among authors..."

"Hello there, Yoshino-san"
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>>159522706
Shut up Rika! Nobody loves you
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>>159523258
they seem like good friends
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Fixed something

"We meet in the most unusual places. A place like Shinjuku doesn't suit you at all"
"You should seriously think about your face and your age a little more. Or did you mistake this place for a duck nest?"

"I heard that you're gonna debut, Rika-chan. Is that right?"
"I was so surprised. I mean, I've never sensed any intelligence in your head whenever I talked with you"

"Ahaha, I mean, whenever I talk with you, it's like I'm nursing someone"
"I'm 39"
"I can write novels well without knowing what it's like to be 60"

"Oh 39"
"You're a hag"

"......you really were brought up wrong"
"I pity you......"

"Go away"
"Same for you"
"Uhh..."
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"Do you two know each other?"
"For now"
"Not at all? Who the fuck are you"

"Rika, you aren't addressing your elders with respect"
"She's a good person"
"Hibiki-chan, you remember I'm your senpai here, right?"

"Hey hey hey, goooot a miinuuute?"
"Oh maaan, what's with you? You're so damn cuuute"

"I mean, you're fucking cute"
"What's up with you? Aren't you too cute?"
"Oh man, I had a dream about going around Shinjuku with a girl like you"
"Please! Grant my dreams?"

"And is this lady your friend? She's really cute"
"And that four eyes is cute from a certain perspective"

"Whoa!"
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"Hey hey, is the gorilla your friend?"
"Oh?"

"If I'm getting hit on, look the other way"
"No hell way. There's nobody in the world as cute as you"

"I mean, you guys just don't work in my gut"
"Get the hell out before I call the cops"

"Tch"
"Kyah"
"Onto the next one"

"Hey..."

"Don't get full of yourself, hag! We weren't serious about you either"
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"Whoop"
"Whoa!"

"Leave the brat alone"
"Why not play with your big sister here?"
"Aaah!?"

"I'll take you to a secret pancake place"
"Lemme go gorilla"
"Agh..."
"H-hey..."

"Where're you going dammit!"
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"Fumi-chan, let's go too"
"Uh...er"
"You sure?"

"Oh"

"Where's Hibiki...?"

"Seriously, lemme go"
"Ow... seriou..."
"Gh..."

"Okay then"
"Whoa"

"You..."
"What?"

"...fuck"
"Go die!"
"Bye byyeee"
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"Okay then"

"Oh..."

"Akui-san"
"Huh? Did you follow me?"
"Yeah"

"I had something I wanted to ask"
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"Ahhh..."

"I'm sorry. I haven't read your novel yet"

"Or did you want an autograph? I don't mind"
"But just not a phone photo together"

"Why did you become an author?"
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"Why did you become an author?"
21: My dream

"I don't think you can understand, even if I explain it in words"

"Oh yeah, if you don't mind, could you come along with me?"
"Then you might understand"
"Uh"

"Sure..."

"...thanks"
"Oh it's nothing"
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21: My dream
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bully rika some more
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"Did Hibiki follow Yoshino-sensei...?"

"Probably"
"Hibiki-chan saw that and became a big fangirl"
"Crap crap crap"

"What's she gonna do next..."

"It'll be fine"
"The old lady's a really nice person, so they won't get into any fights"

"More importantly, we're in Shinjuku"

"Let's go fool around ourselves"
"Look at clothes. Clothes"
"Y-yeah..."
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"So cuuuuuuute"

"Oh man ma'm, it suits you really well"
"It's like the glasses actually work"
"But I wanna do something about the hair too"

"Do you have wigs here?"
"Maybe we have some. I'll bring them over"
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"What's your plan here?"

"Akui-san, how is it? Do you think it suits me?"

"Not at all"

"That's why I became an author"

"You get it?"
"Not at all"
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"Then come with me a little longer"
"You're a finalist for the newcomer award now"

"I don't know why you're interested in the reason why I became an author"
"But as your senpai in the novel trade"
"I want to answer you sincerely"

"I get it"
"Excuse meee, please calculate the cost of keeping her clothes on all day"
"Understood"

"Wha"
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"So cute!"
"You're like a princess!"
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"Are you"
"Making fun of me?"
"No, no not at all!"
"You really are cute!"

"Hey hey, look at that goth loli"
"Wooow, she's so cuuute"
"That's Shinjuku for you"

"See, they're saying it too
"I wanna try wearing that once too"
"But you can only wear it in Shinjuku, right?"

"I mean, she stands out too much because of what's next to her"
"It's like the princess is taking a gorilla out for a walk"
"Gorilla face there can actually walk together with that girl"
"Maybe she actually is a gorilla"

"Uh..."

"You see"
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Oh my god. What the fuck?
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"I wanted to be like you"

"If I wore cute clothes,"
"Then maybe I could get them to see that I'm cute"

"I'd get married,"
"Do the housework,"

"Leave my part time job and support house expenses"
"And have kids..."

"My dream was to be a bride"
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"But I can't go on a date with guys"
"I'm shy and clumsy, so I couldn't even do my job well when I was working"

"I loved writing novels since I was small"
"And I tried to turn that cage in my heart into literature"

"Since I was writing stuff, I submitted it to a newcomer award, and I won the prize"
"I won the Akutagawa award with my fifth work"
"And by the time I noticed, I became a pretty good novelist"

"So you became a writer because you couldn't get married?"

"Yup"
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"Maybe you still can't imagine it"
"Yeah"

"You're still 15, after all"

"But just remember one thing"

"The difference between you and me is that you're cute"

"Not only can you write novels"
"You have the choice"
"To get married and create a happy family"
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"Uh....er"

"...it's not like I've planned on getting married..."
"Uhhh..."

"And I don't really know much"
"But can't you be a novelist and get married at the same time?"
"Maybe it's too hard for you to understand, Akui-san"

"Why?"

"You said this to Kijima-san yourself last night"
"If you can't write interesting novels, there's no point in living"
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"Can I really make a happy family"
"While going all in on my novels?"

"...I see"
"Be that as it may, this is really just a story about the future"

"Kijima-san gave you high praise"
"But in reality, we still don't know if you can win the award or not..."

"Or you could meet a guy who's say 'My purpose in life is to support you, Akui-san!' "
"Hmmmm"
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"Everything aside, it's just a twisted relationship"

"Yeah"

"In the end, I became a novelist because all I could think of was"
" 'That's all I can do' "

"That's too much"

"I know, right?"

"People know how they function"
"So I'll try thinking about this on my own"

"Thanks"
"Oh no need"
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"Alright then, I guess it's about time to meet up with Rika"
"Ah, I don't wanna see that girl, so we should part ways here"

"I'll give you those clothes as a gift"
"Yeah, to celebrate you being a finalist"
"...thanks?"

"Can I ask one more thing?"
"About Rika? Then that might take a while"

"Do you still want to be married and not write novels?"
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"Now, huh..."

"I'm honestly really satisfied now"
"I never thought my own novels would extol this much praise"
"And I have my fans"
"And I won a lot of awards"

"And I won the Akutagawa..."

"......Akui-san, are you friends with Rika?"
"Yeah"

"Best friends"
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"......Rika"
"Is a smart girl."
"And she can think just like an adult despite being 16"

"And yet, she's just"
"A delicate 16 year old girl"

"Please don't rely on her too much"
"...uhhh"

"That wasn't really an answer to my question"

"So do you hate RIka, Yoshino?"
"That girl hates me"

"Which is why"
"I personally"
"Love her"
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"See,"
"I like Sobue Akihito-san"

"I met him 5 years ago for the first time"
"At a publisher's party"

"I loved Sobue-san's novels to begin with"
"And he said that he liked mine"

"And while we were talking, I was charmed by his kindness"

"By the time I noticed, I liked him quite a bit"
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>>159528526
HOLY SHIT
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"At that moment, Sobue-san's daughter, a grade school girl who stood next to him"
"Just kept glaring at me"

"Ever since then, every time I came to his house or when we met at parties,"
"She viewed me as an enemy"

"I honestly believe"
"She thinks that I might take him away"

"It's funny, right?"
"Sobue-san has a charming wife, he has Rika"
"There's no way a guy like that would come looking my direction"

"Yet Rika"
"Thinks I might take her papa away"

"She actually sees me"
"As a woman"
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"A monster"
"Like me......"

"That's why I love the fact that she hates my guts"

"She was the first person"
"Who saw me as a girl"

"Akui-san, see, I've already given up on getting married"
"My dream right now is"
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Ma, she's ugly as shit, but I like her.
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"To become a bride"
"If I ever get reborn"

"......Yoshino, to be honest"
"I couldn't really understand"
"What you were talking about"

"But"
"I think you're cute as you are now"

"......thanks"

"Which is why"
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"If you ever do get reborn,"
"Come and be my bride"

"If you think I'm worth it......"
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>>159528675
>>159528675
Why was rika also dark skinned as a child.
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"So Fumi-chan, we didn't have to come to a bookstore after coming all the way to Shinjuku"
"Rika-chan, look look"

"It's been three months since your dad's new work went on sale, and it's still on the flat display"

"Hmmm"
"I never doubted it..."

"But even this display will change next week"
"Because of the Akutagawa winner"

"Is it next week already?"
"Inomata-san's 'River of Fire' has a lot of potential"

"The contents were okay"
"But he's currently a musician now"
"It's an extraordinarily hot topic"

"Based on the title huh"
"Oh, well newsworthiness is important"
"Ahhh, if only Hibiki was Sobue-san's daughter"
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"Whoops"

"Sounds nice"
"Hibiki-chan would be my little sis"

"It's fun when you don't get a single day of internal peace"
"......looks like you disciplined your heart there"
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It's late so I'm going to bed now. I'll finish the volume later if the thread's still up because this manga is just so much fun.
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>>159529168
>>159529302
SHOTS FUCKING FIRED
Rika did not deserve this, but still, holy crap.
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>>159529168
Wow, editor chan is such a shitty person.
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>>159529823
Everyone in this manga has a shitty side. It'll get exposed at some point
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>>159528675
rika a cute
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>>159529348
something something sleep tight hammer
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>>159528883
Her mom is dark skinned
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>>159529348
Thank you anon
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bump
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>>159527533
Honestly half this manga is people being catty bitches to each other.

Also is it me or does Hibiki seem nicer in this volume?
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>>159527901
>But can't you be a novelist and get married at the same time?
Didn't that novelist a volume ago give up her career and found love and a family afterwards? That's almost supporting the older lady's point.
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>>159528526
She's prettier with her hair up.
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I think Rika is on the verge of suicide
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>>159529302
SAVAGE
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Poor Rika doesn't deserve all the shit she's getting.
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Rika is gay as fuck
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Doujins when? I wanna see some fucked up proportions
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>>159529867
>Everyone in this manga has a shitty side

I refuse to belive kayo has a dark side.

She is cute and i ship her with tayaka
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>>159544039
She's alright, I agree. Though I do wish we could see more of her and the delinquent.
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>One side crush

Wat ? is obvius that hibiki is also into this guy. They are such a lovely couple.
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Thanks anons
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>>159545505
Oh boy, you're in for a ride
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22: The girl I like

"I've been in the tennis club for forever"

"And I'm losing to a guy in the lit club"

"He fired a lob from that posture"
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22: The girl I like
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"A jump smash"
"Wow..."
"Game set"
"Ryouta wins"

"Whew"
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"You've gotten better, Hiroto"
"You're like a different person compared to when we played in April"
"Don't console me"
"Dammit.... I'm the only tennis regular among the first years too"

"Hiroto, you're always trying to aim for the serve ace"
"I won because you missed your first serves"
"Don't try to look cool in the actual game"

"......tch"

"Go to the nationals"
"Yeah"

"Ryoutaaaa"

"Suup"

"I just can't win"
"Dammit"
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"Hibiki, head to the club room first"
"I got some stuff to do"
"Got it"
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"Ah......"

"You're Oosaki-san from class 2?"

"Yeah uhh..."
"Sorry for just calling you out"
"No, I don't really mind"

"I read your letter"
"You said you had something to say?"

"Yeah..."
"Uhh..."
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"Here..."
"Wha..."

"Ahh!"
"My hankerchief"

"I"
"Saw you drop it yesterday, Tsubaki-kun..."

"I wanted to give it to you right there..."
"But uhh..."
"I'm slow... and I missed my chance to call..."
"I see, I dropped it"

"And you handed it back"
"That helps a lot. Thanks"

"No"
"I'm glad"
"I could make you happy..."

"Uhhhh"

"Tsubaki-kun..."
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"This is a present from my girlfriend"
"I'm glad you found it"

"So"
"You have a girlfriend..."
"Yeah"

"I see......"

"I'm really"
"Thankful"

"......yeah"

"......sorry"
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"Yeah..."
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"Sorry for the wait"

"You're late"

"Sorry, I had something to do"
"You mean Oosaki from class 2, right?"

"I was watching from above"

"What did she want"
"Well, she picked up my hankerchief"

"Hmmm"

"Anyways"
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"Wanna talk?"

"So like"
"We go pretty well together"
"And it's fun to talk to you, Ryouta..."

"True that"

"So like"
"Uhhh"

"Go out with me"
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"Sorry"
"I"
"Have a girlfriend"

"Liar!"

"Uh..."
"You're talking about Akui, right?"
"You guys aren't dating!"

"......so you know"

"I do!"
"I've been watching you for forever!"
"You're free now, right? Then there's no problem"

"Why Akui? She doesn't talk to anybody"
"And she's a loner in class"

"I'm much better than her"
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"Don't say any more"
"Akemi"
"I don't wanna hate you now"

"...that's unfair."
"When you say that,"
"I can't say anything"

"......sorry"
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"Don't apologize"
"Dummy......"

"...sorry"
"I can't really hug you..."
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"I'll go with 8 year old Hibiki today"

"Good night"
"Hibiki"
>>
Have fun with this jarring cliffhanger, I gotta head out. I'll finish chapter later
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>>159550663
>>159550685
This is a 12 on 15 scale creep meter
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so does she ever learn any new moves so she can stop throwing book shelves over?
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>>159550663
>>159550685
This fucking psycho!!!
Leave hibiki alone
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>>159550663
>that picture of her feet
That's hilarious. I knew this guy was just fake-bland but this is way beyond what I expected.
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>>159550663
>>159550685
That really is jarring. I should have seen this coming when they talked about his story in the school journal.
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"Ryoutarou"
"Morning Hii-chan"
"Sorry, the guy's still sleeping. Go wake him up"

"Sure"
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"Guggh"

"Aaghh..."
"Morning Hibiki"
"There are more photos here, and I don't remember you taking them"
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"Yeah..."
"I took some candid photos in last week"

Aaghh

"You can take pictures"
"But just give me a heads up before you do"
"But Hibiki, if I say that I'm taking one, I'm a hundred percent sure you're doing that peace sign"

"Ryoutarou! Eat your breakfast now!"
"I'm awake"

"But..."
"This room just gives me the creeps, no matter when I come in here..."

"Why did I raise such a god damn pervert"
Haah
"I know"
"Come on, it's natural for a guy to stick photos of the girl he likes on the wall!"

"I'm sorry for all his troubles, Hii-chan"
"Kay"
"I'm getting changed! Get the hell out!"
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"Hibiki-chan, youuu gooot a minute?"

"We're gonna have some secret girl talk,"
"So just come over"
"Okay then"
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"Here, this is the list of the newcomer award finalists that was sent to Papa's house..."

"Well, I printed it out"
"But your name's the only one without a last name. A pen name?"
"Aaahhh..."

"Fumi recommended it during our meeting last week"
"She said that it's better to leave your real name out since you're 15"

"I told her anything will work"
"And that's how it happened"
"Hmmmm"

"I guess so"
"You're a high school girl"
"So putting your real name out will be dangerous"
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"So like, what did you talk about with the old lady last week at Shinjuku?"
"Mental preparations to become an author"

"Was it a good talk"

"Can't imagine myself still"

"Figured"

"Every single author bets their life on their works"
"I highly doubt they have dramatic episodes"

"Whether you have the talent or not..."
"Maybe you'll get decide on it about 15, or 6 years down the road" [TN: I'll look at this later, weird sentence]

"As for whether or not you can become an author......"
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"The results of the newcomer award will come out next month"
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Have to go out again. But at least you get to see worst boy's true colors.
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>>159550963
Her sociopathic nature is leveled out with his psychotic nature.
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>>159553716
why are the parents acting so natural to this behavior? normal parents would just send their sons or daughters to rehab if this ever happened.
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>>159550685
>"I'll go with 8 year old Hibiki today"
Jesus Christ.
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Jesus christ his mother tolerates his behavior
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>>159550663
Holy shit.
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I'll try to finish a chapter now, but I have to go out soon too.
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23: August 12
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"Today ends the first semester"
"But we will think over everything that happened in school and set up goals for summer break starting tomorrow"

"We'll lodge together over summer break!"
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>>159550663
oh SHIT
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"Dammit..."

"A training camp for the lit club...?"
"Are we just staying in school to read?"

"We have a summer house in Shounan"
"We'll go to the beach, play with fireworks, and play games"
"We're gonna have a fun time"

"I say that, but we spend summer break making our club journal"
"I'm a bit busy this year, so I don't have time to do any club activities"
"Having said that, if we don't do anything over summer break, the school will get mad at us"
"We'll have a 2 night thing"
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"Whoop"

"Hibik-chan, put this in the 'interesting shelf' on the right side"

"Maaan, you gotta let me put this in the 'interesting part'"
"Left. Cuz it's not"
"Summer break..."
"Training camp..."

"That's great! That's so youthful"
"It will be the first time I'm going to the beach with friends"

"Shounan summer house huh"
"That's awesome"
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"I'll pass"
"It's lame"

"Whaaaaa, let's all go togeeetherr"
"Agh"
"Cut the......"

"I told you to fucking let go!"

"......no"
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"Awwwww"

"My loss then"
"You really don't listen to anyone, Hibiki-chan"
"Who's really the senpai here"

"U...uhh"

"Ah!"
"At the summer house"
"Will Sobue-sensei be there too?"

"Huh?"

"I began reading Sobue Akihito's works last month"
"And now I'm super hooked!"
"Literature is so cool!"
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"Rika-san, he's your father, right?"
'That's amaaazing. It's like you're from a different world"
"Yeah, seriously"

"Sorry, but papa won't be there"
"I mean, he only let me use the place under the condition that he won't go at all"

"We'll go on August 12"
"Papa's going to Tokyo that day"

"He said that the 'Mokuren' magazine will be holding the newcomer award meeting"
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"Hoh"

"I only have a school swimsuit with me"
"So maybe I should really do some shopping for good clothes"
"Oh yeah, I wanna see you in a bikini, Kayo-chan"
"Bi"
"Oh no... I'm still 15..."

"Dammit..."
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"'River of fire' is truly amazing"
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"Only one month has passed after it won the Akutagawa prize"
"And it's still selling out in bookstores"
"It's still going after selling 1.5 million copies"

"Well, it's lonesome since the 'River of fire' is just a boom"
"I'd be happy if it gave more attention to the literary world"

"A real deal which I've never seen before will come out"
"So I'm worried about being completely wrong"

"I'm already 50 years old too"
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"I'll feel like everything I wrote up to now was nothing but a misunderstanding"
"Then desire to go on a rampage"

"Was the 'River of Fire' that interesting?"
"Not that one"

" 'The fairytale garden' "
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August 12
The Mokuren Newcomer Award selection meeting

"Good work out there, Sobue-sensei"
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"Long time no see, Sobue-san"

"Oh? What's up, Yoshino-san?"

"What's up..."
"I'm on the selection committee, so of course I would be here"
"No, that's not what I'm talking about"

"You've gotten a lot cuter since I last saw you"
"I was just wondering what happened"

"Oh!"
"Stop saying stupid things!"
"Ahaha, no I'm serious here"
"And those frilly clothes suit you"
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"Sup"
".....hello there"

"It's been a while, Kijimacchi"
"How've you been doing as of late?"

"Not much"
"Ah, I read your 'White Zouerat', Sobue-ensei"
"Well, you created an innovation over the age of 50..."
"I guess I expected it... but it was interesting"

"Seriously? That makes me happy"
"Aaah, sorry, I haven't read your new work yet"
"Naaah, don't worry about me"
"No no"

"Is it interesting?"
"......uh"
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"Well, if your new work is interesting"
"I just wanted to give it a read"

"So? Did you drop a bomb?" [TN: A similar english expression would be 'Did you strike gold?']

"......It's just"
"Unacceptable"

"I see"

"Tell me when you write something interesting"
"I'm looking forward to it"
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"Suuup, Tachibana-san"

"Yo"
Tachibana Tsuruko. 43 years old.
Novelist

"Good work there"
Yoshida Kirihiko. 55 years old.
Novelist.
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"And now, all the authors have come together"
"So starting now"
"I would like to begin the 'Mokuren' newcomer award selection meeting"

"I wonder if Hibiki is grasping her phone tightly now"
"Just wait a little more"
"Just for 2-3 more hours"

Because she's making her mind to become an author.
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"Hey heey, got a minute?"
"You alone? No hell way"
"Where did you come from? This is our turf"
"Okay! So let's play together"
"I'll teach you some tricks to playing on the beach"

"Ah, she stiffened up?"
"40 points"
"It's fine, it's fine. We're seriously okay guys here"
"90 on body alone"

"I don't know these people"
"Are they"
"Hitting on me...?"

"Oh? Where're you going? Want me to show you around?"
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"Wh-wha?"
"Where's every...?"
"Ahaha, what happened to her?"
"First time I saw someone reading books while getting buried in sand"

"Rika and Takaya are on the toilet"
"Dunno about Ryoutarou"

"Who?"
"I-I dunno. They just followed me"
"Whaaa, come play with us on the sand"

"Fuck off"
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>>159563880
the author really likes using this trope huh
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"So cooold"
"75"
"We're suuuper good at playing in the sand"
"Depends on her body"
"But her feet look great"

"Tickle tickle"
"Hyah"

"Ahaha, hot damn, that's a cute voice"
"More points for her voice"
"My 80's just gone up"
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"You don't have to fuck off"
"I'll kill you"

"Hyaaah"
"Tickle tickle"

"Ahaha, so funny"
"Let's do a double now"

"Whoa!"

"Thanks. That's enough"
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Okay, gotta go. Be back to finish the chapter in a few.
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>>159564051
Thanks.
>>
This is great, thanks for translating. I noticed a few mistakes.

>>159499555
>older brother
older sibling

>>159502999
>Uniclo
Uniqlo

>>159509640
>It's a good novel, nothing more, nothing less.
It's a novel that doesn't really need to exist

>>159522706
>"In any case, there won't be any problems coming up now, right?"
"I guess even she doesn't cause trouble all the time."

>>159523839
>"If I'm getting hit on, look the other way"
"If you're hitting on me, try someone else.

>>159526235
>"Hibiki-chan saw that and became a big fangirl"
"Despite how she seems, Hibiki-chan is a big fangirl"

>>159527765
>cage
murkiness

>>159528037
>"Can I really make a happy family"
>"While going all in on my novels?"
Do you think that you can have a happy family
While going all in on your novels?
>"Be that as it may, this is really just a story about the future"
But that's still in the future.

>>159528211
You missed part of the third panel, which the fourth panel is in response to.
"I hope that was useful"
"Not really"
"I guess so."

>"People know how they function"
I know that people are people.

>>159554024
>"Maybe you'll get decide on it about 15, or 6 years down the road" [TN: I'll look at this later, weird sentence]
That's probably something you decide now, when you're 15 or 16

>>159563229
>Literature
His writing style

>>159563449
>"A real deal which I've never seen before will come out"
>"So I'm worried about being completely wrong"
Now that a real deal I've never seen before has come out, I'm starting to feel that I've been completely wrong.

>>159563832
In just 2-3 hours, it'll be decided if you'll become an author

>>159563963
>"My 80's just gone up"
Upped to 80 points
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Thanks anon
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>>159565436
Oh, boy. This gives me Keijo flashbacks. Thanks, anon.
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>>159523582
Oh yeah, you missed part of the third panel. I don't think there's a common word for being 60 in English, but octogenarian might work. So it'd go:

"Ahaha, I mean, whenever I talk with you, it's like I'm nursing someone"
You're almost an octogenarian, right?
I'm 39
I can't believe you can write novels when you don't know what 'octogenarian' means.
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God's work anon!
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>>159550663
>>159550685
True love
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>>159550685
Holy fucking shit this explains everything.
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>>159565436
>>159565661
Thanks anon. Good TLC goes a long way.
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>>159567872
why?
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>>159568152
because >>159564051
>>
Thank again TL anon
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>>159550685
In his defense, 8 years old hibiki looks very cute.
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>>159568457
I don't think the thread will last that long.
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>>159568625
This thread has lasted through my 9 hours of sleep.
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wat dissapoints me a little about this manga is that despite being a bout literature, the author does not gives a example of how hibikis or rikas writing is like.
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>>159568975
He gave the opening to Hibiki's story in the first page of chapter 8, but that's really it
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>>159568975
it's a lot to ask for to be fair.
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>>159553516
Jesu, how can the mom let hibiki alone with his son. Knowing but his obsession.
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>>159571431
Maybe she's as fucked up as him. His strange behavior has to come from somebody.
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>>159570378
Look at the art of the manga. Now you want to read a masterpiece that made 2 autors retire?
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"Oh, mister hot guy, you their friend?"
"So are you picking a fight?"
"We know that you're trying to act cool here"
"We'll end you dammit"

"Ah?"

"What's with these guys?"
"We're back"
"Uh"

"Uhh... it's like we're lacking manpower?"
"Then... don't mind us"

"Come on, Hibiki"
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Does he get better at anatomy later on?
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"You got involved in weird business because you were reading books all alone in there"
"Lemme out"
"When you come to the beach, go play with your friends!"

"......was Ryouta-kun"
"Watching over her from afar?"

"Oh, Hibiki's phone"
"Ziiip"

Calling
Fumi

"Some 'Fumi' person"
"Hello"

"Yup. I see"
"Okay"
"I'm at the beach now so I'm hanging up"
"They really do get along"
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"Who's 'Fumi'?"
"......an old lady"

"Got through?"

"Yup"

"Kay"
So nonchalant,
As if it was obvious...
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>>159573964
quiet you
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>>159573899
Why isnt rika wraring something sexier
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>>159573964
As long as the story is great I don't have big problems with the small errors in anatomy sometimes.
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>>159574057
wait it is over?
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>>159575115
Nah, there's one last chapter in the volume. But I have to run something else by the TS anon now. Then I'll finish it.
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>>159575171
So we can let this thread die and see you tomorrow?
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>>159575233
Possible. Most likely I'll finish the volume since there's space then start the new volume on another thread. Like a clean slate sorta thing.
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Literature Club, Shounan Training camp
Day 2
24: A small summer...

"Huff"
"Huff huff"

"Wait..."
"Please..."
'Haah haah"
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"Fitzgerald!"
"Wait..."

"Ah"

"He went into the school"
"What now, I don't know the place..."
"I'd be illegally entering......"

"Don't say that!"
"It's summer vacation, and it's the early morning"
"There won't be any teachers around"

"Hah"
"Hah"
"There..."
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>>159553716
I have a really bad memory with names,sop lease help understand who the fuck is this guy.

Is he a new face or is he the overprotective freind we see from the first chapter?The tall male one with the short hair.
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>>159577147
his name is right there, just check the first chapter yuorself
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"The baseball club is practicing now"
"I gotta get out quickly..."

"Fitzgerald! Come on! Let's go!"
"Aaagh..."

Summer vacation
A villa in Shounan
Early morning
Dog walk

Boy meets girl
A small summer love...

"I was imagining something like that"
"My god..."
"I'm seriously gonna get mad!"

"I'm aware that I'm a pathetic clumsy girl"
"But wow"
"I can't even walk my dog properly..."
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"It's going left!"

"Moron, where did you hit it?"
"...wait"

"Hey! Fitzgerald!"
"Bad! Bad!"
"Hey girl! Dodge the ball!"

"Wha"

Summer vacation
Early morning
Dog walk

Death...
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"...what the hell're you doing"

"Takaya-kun..."
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"I'm sorry, you guys okay?"
"Hey. Let's get out before we become a bother"

"I can't. This guy..."
"Isn't moving"
"Huuh?"

"Hey doggo!"
"Woof!"

"Come on, let's go"
"Woof!"

"Thanks Takaya-kun"
"I thought I was gonna die"
"You won't die from a pop like that"
"No, seriously..."
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"He was cool..."

"Takaya-kun, what were you doing over there?"
"...were you"
"Following me..."
"Huuh?"

"N-no! That can't be right!"
"But like, we were in the middle of another school"

"......I like strolling about in places I have no idea about"
"Ah, I totally get you!"

"And I saw you walk into a random school while reciting this weird incantation"
"Incantation?"

"What's this 'Fitzgerald'?"
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"This guy's"
"The dog of the villa caretaker"
"His name's doggo, right?"
"......you were listening?"

"Uhh... there's a retriever, just like this guy,"
"Who appears my favorite ligh... book"
"And his name is Fitzgerald..."

"His owner is the protagonist Kaito-kun""
"And he's normally just an ordinary high school kid"

"But he's actually and agent of Komon who has the powers of a vampire"
"And when night falls, he goes to town and hunts spirits"
"He's really cool and cold hearted"
"He'd defeat ghosts after saying 'Perish'"

"But when he goes back home, he sleeps in his futon with Fitzgerald!"
"That's just super cute!"
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"Okay, Engawa High got a runner at the bottom of the ninth after two outs"
"There's only a mere one point difference! Can Seitou High get away from this predicament?"

"Whoa, Yano-kun the catcher has stood up. Maybe he's giving an intentional walk"
"The pitcher Yokotani-kun made a huge miss! It is an intentional walk! Both the pitcher and catcher have avoided the deciding moment"

"Whoa, Nikaidou-kun swung a strike at the intentional ball!"

"He's appealing to bring it on! Well..."

"Takaya, go buy the fireworks for us"
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>>159577905
Takaya X Side Girl B OTP
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"Huuh? Why me?"
"Well, the catcher sat down! It's a match! He was roused by the provocation!"
"There's a lot"
"And both Ryouta-kun and Hibiki-chan are at the beach"

"Dammit..."

"Uhhh"
"Hm?"

"Me too..."

"Takaya-kun, how tall are you?"
>>
>>159578840
they're the only somewhat normal teenagers in the group
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>>159578981
>185cm
This cant be right he looks 2 m at least
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>>159579086
Keep in mind Japs are manlets. Of course a 185 guy would look tall near them.
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"That's what I thought"
"I'm a girl, but I'm 172, so I have a complex about it"
"It's nice to be smaller when I'm next to you"

"I guess it feels kinda nice......"

"Uhhh..."

"Takaya-kun, are you"
"Seeing Rika-san......?"
"Huuh?"

".....we're just buds"
"That's just simply the case"
"I- I see"

"No, it's not like I couldn't really see it"
"But you're often together"
"I see..."

"......so by the way"
"Takaya-kun"
"What kinda girl would you like...?"
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"Don't talk about romance all the time"

"Just repulsive..."

"I mean"

"Have you even looked in a mirror before?"
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>>159579168
I guess but his proportions are really making them look tall
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"......dummy!"

"So embarrassed"
"Mean"
"I wanna go away"

"Kya"

"I-I'm sorry"

"What's up lady"
"...wait"

"Well if it isn't the girl from yesterday"
"You're still here, huh"
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>>159579325
We've already established that this author is shit at proportions.
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"Ah..."
"The hitters from yesterday"

"What're you doing?"
"Ah?"

"You're with your buddy too"
"What perfect timing"

"We got shamed by you yesterday"
"Now what, it's a 5 vs 1 now, okay?"
"But if you apologize, we'll listen"

"...who're you guys?"

"Ohhh?"
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>>159579395
Ok,soz bruh.
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"Did you freak out about the numbers?"
"Must be hard to try and look cool in front of the girls"
"Anyways, get on your knees"
"Then we'll let you off with a half beating"
"No, seriously..."

"Takaya-kun, come on..."
"They're... the guys who it on me yesterday"
"Ohh?"

"What're you getting so full of yourself about, you damn hag?"
"We're just picking on him, there's no way we'd hook up with someone like you"

"Now fuck off, damn hag"

"You burn my..."
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"If you want a fight, just tell me from the get-go"

"You fucking insane?"
"It's a 5 on 1"

"Agh"

"Now it's a 3 on 1"
"You guys want in too?"

"No..."
"We don't even know what's happening"
"I mean, hell no..."
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"Tch"

"Hag, huh"
"I guess so"

Even if I dye my hair, I put on makeup,
My face won't ever change"

"I have looked"
"In a mirror before"
"Over and over again..."
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>>159579633
So is she pretty or not? Really hard to tell unless the artist goes all out like on that author lady
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"I tried really hard"
"To try and look a little cuter..."

"As you see"
"I'm nothing but a damn hoodlum"

"I look like shit"
"And I got nothing to really talk about with the likes of you"

"Don't just casually call out to someone like me"
"You can probably pick better partners"
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"......it's fine"
"You don't have to fuss over me"
"I'm just a hag..."
"Oh?"

"This is why"
"I asked if you looked in a mirror before."

"You're cute,"
"Kayoko"
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"Dummy......"
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"They weren't at the beach"
"Let's just cut our losses and give up"

"I don't really care. You don't have to follow me"
"And that's why I'm going"
"Hibiki, what're you planning to do to those smooth talkers?"

"It's the first time someone humiliated me that bad"
"They're dead"

"She's really capable of anything"

"Ah"
"Hm?"
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"......Hibiki"
"You kill..."
"I-I didn't do anything"
"Wait, they're alive"
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"So you're finally gonna debut on next month's 'Mokuren', huh"
"......yup"

"My volume is out on November"
"I'm putting some desperate revisions in my manuscript now"

"Yeah"

"So Inomata Kouji's 'River of fire' is doing amazingly now"
"It's not only the Akutagawa recipient, it's also a best seller"
"......yeah?"
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"It's on TV everyday, and it has special segments in magazines"
"It's a social phenomenon"

"No well"

"We should also aim"
"For the next Akutagawa prize"

"That's my goal"
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Volume 3 done. Volume 4 either when TS anon is done, or whenever I feel like it. But like I said in the OP, he's gonna disappear for a while. So there won't be any typesetted chapters for a while. Anyways, I'm out.
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>>159580410
Thanks a bunch anon
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>>159580410
Thanks anon.
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>>159579904
Yes, this is the pairing i wanted. And of course kayo is cute
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>>159581380
Worst pair why would you want it?
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>>159579928
Good on them, I guess.
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>>159581558
They're the only ones that seem like halfway decent people.l, so I want to see them happy.

I kind if like how multifaceted everyone is in this manga though.
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>>159581631
Don't guess. State what you know.
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>>159581705
>They're the only ones that seem like halfway decent people
I guess you are right about that/
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>>159581705
Hibiki is a decent person. She will never beat someone thatdoes not deserve it
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>>159582139
I'm waiting for the reason why she hit someone on the back of the head with a chair, or throwing a microphone at someone.
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>>159582139
Decent is being generous.
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>>159582139
>Hibiki is a decent person. She will never beat someone thatdoes not deserve it
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>>159582625
It is true. Just admit it.
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