QLeft.png Princess of Aethiopia, sacrificed to placate the gods angered at her mother Cassiopeia's conceit. Saved by Perseus, she marries him and becomes the ancestor of the Persians. From "Andromeda's Love." QRight.png


Andromeda's Sorrow

Girl:
I understand. Let's try with that portrayal first. Thank you for your time.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Not at all, I'm sorry for not being able to express myself clearly. Thank you.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
*sigh*


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Shiiiori. Who were you talking to?


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Oh, hello, Yachiyo-senpai. The scriptwriter for "Andromeda's Love".


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
They came to ask me about my image for the interaction between the main character, Andromeda, and her lover, Perseus.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Ah, it's the same style this time too. For "The Epic of Perseus", Akira-senpai also gave suggestions on the script and performance.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Yes. So it would've been great if I had provided a lot of suggestions...


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Heh heh, that sorrowful expression is exactly like a painting of Andromeda.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Yachiyo-senpai, stop making fun of me.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
I'm telling the truth. Anyway, let's go to the student council room first. You can ask your reliable seniors for advice.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
............


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Hello. Oh, Akira-senpai, you're here already.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Hello, Yukishiro-senpai.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
...Shiori, did something happen?


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Huh...!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
I can tell by your tone of voice. What's gotten you so down?


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Oh, yes, well...


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Actually, the scriptwriter for "Andromeda's Love" was asking me for my image and direction for each scene earlier...


Akira (icon).png Akira:
I see, probably because it's another play with an Edel as lead. So they want to include as much of your suggestions as possible.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Yes, it seems to be the same style. Just like you, I also tried to communicate my view of Andromeda and suggestions towards the play, but...


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Was there a problem?


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
I couldn't put it into words well. Like, I haven't wrapped my head around the role yet and I haven't even fully grasped it to begin with...


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Oh, I see.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
I feel honored to be chosen to be the lead for a play that's linked to one that you were the lead for. I intend to follow through while bearing the full responsibility, but...


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Hm, you might be putting too much pressure on yourself. You've been staring at Andromeda reference materials all the time recently, both in the dorm and at school.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
...! How did you know...?!


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Akira-senpai, do you have any advice for Shiori?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
...There's no need. Both Michiru and I believe in Shiori and that's why she was chosen to be the lead.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
......!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
First, just try it with however you feel is right.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Yes! I'll think about it once more and talk to them again!


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Shiori's been racking her brains.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
That's how a lead should be.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
I can't wait to see the Andromeda that Shiori will bring. Both the end result and the journey.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
............

Outline Gained through Love

Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
............


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
All the books describe Andromeda as pure and modest. Is it because she took on the punishment for her mother's sin?


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Andromeda, daughter of the beautiful Cassiopeia and the tragic heroine who was chained to a rock as sacrifice...


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Her helpless, brave figure waiting to be saved by a hero and the classic story – the symbol of a weak and docile person who needs saving...


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Then how about portraying the opposite on purpose? But if I do something so groundless...


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
A charming Andromeda that belongs to this play...


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
*yawn*


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Shiori, did you not get enough sleep? You've been yawning a lot.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Oh, I'm sorry! I was reading reference materials and ended up sleeping a little late... But I'm fine.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Even if you should be working hard, you shouldn't push yourself too hard.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
I'm back.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Welcome back. Wait, why do you have so many spices with you?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
I'm stocking up. This should tide me over for a while.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
You said the same thing not too long ago. Have you already used up what you bought last time?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Correct.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Your passion towards spices is on the same level as love, I'm telling you.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Love...!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
...?


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
The kind of person that Yukishiro-senpai would love, what kind of person are they?!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
...?! Why, all of a sudden?


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Ah, no! The type of person that Perseus, Yukishiro-senpai's role, loves... Or I mean, uh...


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Shiori, calm down. Here, have some water.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Y-Yes! *gulp* Ahh!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Is this about the Andromeda whom my Perseus from "The Epic of Perseus" falls for?


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
T-That's right...!


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
My, how did you know?


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Since "Andromeda's Love" is connected to "The Epic of Perseus", Yukishiro-senpai's Perseus will be appearing on stage again.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
In which case, Andromeda should match Yukishiro-senpai's Perseus... And have an endearing personality.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Hm... So you're using my opinion as Perseus for your role preparations.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Yes! Will you help me? Please allow me, the stage girl who is playing Andromeda, to interview you, who played Perseus!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
I see.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
So not the usual interview done in-character, but to share Akira-senpai's view on Perseus.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Sure, you can ask me any questions you want.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Thank you very much!



"Andromeda's Love"

Akira (icon).png Akira:
(Perseus)
"A horrifying whale is coming close! My beautiful lady, why are you chained?!"


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
(Andromeda)
"You mustn't come here, I'm—"


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
(Cassiopeia)
"Oh, our savior! I beg of you... Please save my daughter, Andromeda!"


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
(Cassiopeia)
"I'm the one who have sinned! It is all because I said my daughter and I are more beautiful than the Nereids...!"


Akira (icon).png Akira:
(Perseus)
"I see, which led to Poseidon, the Nereids' father, sending this sea monster."


Akira (icon).png Akira:
(Perseus)
"Those who acknowledge their sin should be given the chance to atone. I shall take down that sea monster."


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
(Andromeda)
"But that's..."


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
(Cassiopeia)
"How reliable! Thank you so very much!"


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
(Andromeda)
"No, I don't need saving."


Akira (icon).png Akira:
(Perseus)
"What...?"


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
(Andromeda)
"You who have appeared here like a gust of wind – I cannot put you in danger! If anything were to happen to you..."


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
(Andromeda)
"If you still insist on saving me, then I will take my own life!"


Akira (icon).png Akira:
(Perseus)
"How noble... But I want you to look at me."


Akira (icon).png Akira:
(Perseus)
"If I am a gust of wind that moves around freely, then how could I leave you behind, chained?"


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
(Andromeda)
"...!"


Akira (icon).png Akira:
(Perseus)
"My noble princess. Allow me to take your hand and free you from this tragic fate of chains"


Akira (icon).png Akira:
(Perseus)
"Please live on together with me...!"


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
(Andromeda)
"...!"


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
(Andromeda)
"I understand. But I cannot allow you to take risks. Let's search for it together – our best path...!"


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Thank you very much. Please excuse me.


:
*click*


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
*sigh*


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Shiori♪ The scriptwriter showered you with praise.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
I didn't think they'd like it that much... I'm so happy.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
It was a little worrisome, but looks like it's turned out well. Even though it's based off of a myth, your Andromeda isn't just an inconsequential princess, but one with her own identity...


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
It came across perfectly with your acting.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Thank you very much...!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Shiori. I was able to deepen my role as Perseus all because of your Andromeda.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
You've fulfilled your duty as the lead for the sequel.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
......!


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
It's all thanks to you sitting through the long interview with me! Thank you so much!


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Now that you mention it, I'm very curious about Akira-senpai's ideal heroine.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
It's strictly my Perseus' ideal heroine.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Strong self-sacrificing tendencies and intelligent. You can tell with a glance that she tends to worry too much... But also different from a princess who simply waits to be saved.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
...Isn't that just Shiori?


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Huh... What?!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Yachiyo.


Yachiyo (icon).png Yachiyo:
Oops, slip of the tongue. It's only because Shiori asked what kind of person you love.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
P-Please just forget about that!

Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Yachiyo-senpai said I looked like Andromeda's painting. It's too much of an exaggeration even for a joke.

Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
Andromeda will be Perseus' wife, so I asked Yukishiro-senpai a lot of questions since she's played Perseus before.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
She answered every question with no hesitations. I was surprised to see how deeply she understood Perseus for her role.


Shiori (icon).png Shiori:
When Yukishiro-senpai talked about Perseus' love for Andromeda, it felt like she was actually in love... I was really inspired by her understanding of her role and expressiveness.

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