QLeft.png Kaoruko, a naive girl who knows nothing of survival. Her inherent strength leads her to pair up with other castaways to overcome the struggles of a stranded life. From "Stranded Stage Girls." QRight.png


In Search of an Unseen Place

Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Phew, it's hot... I'm finally finished with drawing the water... Why do I have to do such things...?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Hm? Yukishiro-han and the others are looking at a map. What are they doing?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Tomorrow, let's broaden our search range and go further up the usual river.


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
By the usual river, do you mean...? Oh, there! The river that splits into two!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
No, that's here. The one I'm talking about is the calm river with a lot of fish.


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Ohh! The river with a lot of fish. I got it!


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
This is confusing... Why don't we give it names? There are so many rivers and valleys.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Hm, you've got a point there.


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Then let's call this "Wild Frontier"! It makes it feel like an adventure is starting!


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Heh heh, good idea to use school names. It's familiar and easy to remember.


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Akira, you want to give a name too, right? Here, pick a place!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
It's not like I want to give a name, but... Fine. Let's call this "Mount Siegfeld".


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
You named the highest mountain, I see... Then how about "Rinmeikan River" for the calm river with a lot of fish?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Hold on a minute. You should include me in this conversation.


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Oh, welcome back, Kaoruko!


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Welcome back. So you were listening. Hanayagi-san, where would you like? Somewhere that's similar to Seisho Music Academy's image.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
...Here. Beautiful flowers bloom here so how about "Hanayagi Hill"?


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Not "Seisho Hill"?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Don't get hung up on the small details. It's easier to understand when it matches perfectly, no?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Oh, how about calling this soothing and nicely sunlit forest "Kaoruko Forest"?


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Kaoruko, you're not being fair! I also want ones named after me!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Nonomiya-han, that's a rude thing to say. I only came up with names that will make it easy for everyone to remember.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Now, now, there's no point in fighting over this. All right, how about whoever finds it gets to name it?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
I don't mind.


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
What! Then I can name this cave or this hill?!


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Then this windy hill is "Explode! Bunnyfin Typhoon! Training Ground"!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
I wanted that one... Anyways, Bun... What was it again?


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
In the name of love and justice, a legitimate hero who stirs up drama wherever they go! "Masked Bunnyfin Number 1's" finishing move!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
You're telling me this as if I'm supposed to know already... More importantly, we're talking about my land! Where else is left?


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
What about this cliff? You found it, right?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Cliff – the one with a rocky surface, right? If I were to name it... Oh, that's it.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Won't you swap this cliff for "Rinmeikan River"? Perilous cliffs are very fitting for Rinmeikan's Performance Association.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
We're not in a perilous position! I am NOT giving you "Rinmeikan River".


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Aw, but why? I thought it was a great idea.



The next day...

Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
And that's what happened yesterday.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
I see...


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
There are already ten places with Frontier related names but there's only two with ours! I refuse to stay quiet about this as the gap grows bigger.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Hm...


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Kagura-han, get ahold of yourself. I'm sleepy too, but our Seisho Music Academy's honor is at stake here.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Come on, let's go explore and find new places!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
I'm sleepy...


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Huh? Didn't we pass by here earlier?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
We didn't... No, maybe we did... Are we lost?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
...We might be. But at times like these, we just have to remain calm and retrace our steps.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Wait. Which way did we come from?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
We're totally lost.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Yukishiro-han! Nonomiya-han! Yumeoji-han! Answer me if you're nearby!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
............


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
............


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
This is no good. There's no one near us.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
What are we going to do?


:
*rustle*... *rustle rustle*...!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Eek! That sound... Another snake!?


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Hah ha ha ha! Lalafin's here!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Nonomiya-han!!


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
When you think you're lost, it might be better for you to stay calm.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Huh...?


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
This is the back of the cave we're using as our base. I was surprised to hear you calling for help when you're so close.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
We got back already...?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Grrgh, what's the meaning of this!? Out of all the places, for this to be the back of the cave...!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
...? This sound?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Wait—! Kagura-han, where are you going? You're going to get lost this time!


:
?!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
I knew it. There's a clear stream here.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Huh... There was no clear stream on the map though...


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
It must be an old map so the terrain has changed! It's amazing that there's such clear water behind the cave!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Kagura-han, good work. How about calling it "Hanayagi Clear Stream"? Sounds nice and cool.


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
What!? All four of us found it at the same time so let's combine the names of Seisho, Rinmeikan, and Frontier!


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Um, that might be a little impossible.


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
Seisho Music Academy, Rinmeikan Girls School, Frontier School of Arts― Fusion! "Sei FronRin River"!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Well I'll give it to you for being able to come up with such a name on the spot...


Lalafin (icon).png Lalafin:
"Sei FronRin River" is nice, isn't it? I think it's a wonderful name!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
If we're done here, I'd like to go back...

Ostriches Are Dangerous

Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
*sigh* We have to fill up this entire basket with nuts and wild herbs. Yukishiro-han and Yumeoji-han sure know how to work people.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
............


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
We do this everyday, so it should be fine if it's a little less. Kagura-han, let's wrap up―


:
*rustle*... *rustle rustle*...!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Eek!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
I got scared on reflex, but I won't be fooled again. Snakes don't make such a loud noise! Nonomiya-han?


:
*rustle*


Ostrich:
*screech, screech*


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Eek!? What is that, what is it!?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
An ostrich...!?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
T-this bird – there are ostriches here? I've never seen a wild ostrich before.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
...! This is our chance, Kagura-han!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Huh...?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Haven't you ever heard of making a big fried egg with an ostrich egg? If we catch that, we'll be able to eat eggs. It'd be a huge achievement!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
But... How are we supposed to catch it?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Um... I don't know. You've never caught an ostrich before, have you?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Nope.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Of course... You'd probably have to catch it with a trap.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Trap... Like a pitfall?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
That's it! I'll keep an eye on the ostrich. You hurry and dig a hole!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
I can't do it by myself.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Hm... I suppose that's quite a big ostrich. It seems to be staying put, so I guess I'll help too.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
All right... The pitfall is finished! We were lucky that there was this perfect hollow we could use already.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
The ostrich is starting to wander around. This is our chance.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Listen carefully – this is our plan. We'll sneak behind the ostrich and drive it towards the pitfall. Got it?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
How are we going to drive it?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
That's... Um... With noise? Look over there, there's a metal bucket that's drifted over. We hit it with a wooden stick to scare the ostrich. What do you think?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Okay, I'll hit it. You hold the bucket.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
All right. Let's go Seisho Ostrich Hunters!


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Everything's ready. Kagura-han, let's go!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Okay...!


:
*clang clang clang clang*


Ostrich:
......!


:
*stampede*


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Exactly as planned! Go and fall into the hole!


Ostrich:
....!?


:
*crash*


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
It really fell in...


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
We did it! Our huge achievement―


Ostrich:
*screech*


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
I-It came out.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Even though we dug it so deep!?


Ostrich:
*screech, screech*


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
H-Hey... Is it threatening us?


Ostrich:
*screeeeeech*


:
*stampede*


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
EEEK! It's coming!


:
Clang!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Ah, the bucket...


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
I threw it away without thinking... Don't worry about that, hurry and run!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
But...


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
...?


Ostrich:
............


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Why did it go quiet all of a sudden...? Huh, why is the ostrich wearing the bucket?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
The bucket you threw happened to land on it's head...!


Akira (icon).png Akira:
The ostrich can run at speeds exceeding 60km/h and has a shark beak―


Akira (icon).png Akira:
A living man is no match for it.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
But ostriches are birds... They have a habit of becoming quiet in the dark. So in order to capture one, it's said to use sacks or other things to cover their head.


Ostrich:
............


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
A-anyways, the bucket worked! I don't know the reason why, but throwing the bucket was my huge achievement!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Oh, the ostrich is looking down...


:
*clatter*


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Ah... The bucket fell off...


Ostrich:
...*screech, screech*


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
EEEEEK!!


:
*stampede*


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
...It's coming over here.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Ugh... Just what's happening here...!?


Akira (icon).png Akira:
An accident due to ignorance – once an ostrich has been caught, you have to secure the thing that's covering their head.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
If it gains back its field of vision, it gets stimulated by the sudden light and will go into panic mode. It's an extremely dangerous state so one should be careful.


Akira (icon).png Akira:
Pff... I learned this from an animal show.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
*huff* We got away... Are you hurt?


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
I'm not, but I just lost a few years off my life! I can't take it here anymore! Futaba-han!

Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Having Futaba-han here with me to live on this desert island would've been a great help. This is way too much for a delicate girl like me.

Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
Don't they say you see a human's true nature during extreme states? There are snakes on the desert island and not a lot of food either. It's without a doubt an extreme state.


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
But we managed. Kagura-han is reliable; Nonomiya-han lightens the mood; Yumeoji-han is resourceful...


Kaoruko (icon).png Kaoruko:
And Yukishiro-han was helpful too. She's arrogant, but I could feel her strong will as the leader who was responsible for everyone's safety.

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