QLeft.png A member of the Ghost Patrol Squad. Due to her predisposition that attracts ghosts, she often serves as bait. Her concealed weapon "Byakko" allows her to put up a barrier that immobilizes evil entities. From "Rerun - Ghost Patrol Story." QRight.png


Abe no Suiren

Rui (icon).png Rui:
......


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
......


Rui (icon).png Rui:
...Okay.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
...What do you think?


Rui (icon).png Rui:
It's more interesting than the initial run's script. The last scene that talks about Setsuna and Tsukumo's past was particular touching, but...


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
But?


Rui (icon).png Rui:
Hmm.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
You don't need to hold back. Just say what you think. This is for the sake of the stage.


Rui (icon).png Rui:
There's one thing I don't quite understand...


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
What is it?


Rui (icon).png Rui:
Suiren was born with the predisposition to attract ghosts, right? But she can't see them herself. So if she can't see them, how does she know she attracts them?


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Hm. I've been thinking about that too.


Rui (icon).png Rui:
How did you portray Suiren in the initial run?


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Well, she's definitely an unlucky girl. Strange things would happen one after another around her as she grew up and misfortune happens to those who associated with her...


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
She can't see ghosts, but she can feel that they're there. She must've lived her whole life being afraid of something that she couldn't see.


Rui (icon).png Rui:
And that's when she met Miroku?


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Yeah. The two would click since they were in similar circumstances. They probably got along well.


Rui (icon).png Rui:
Hmm. Your explanation would work, but would it be possible to have her be able to see ghosts right from the beginning?


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Oh, well that's a new idea.


Rui (icon).png Rui:
I always felt sorry for Suiren for not being able to do anything except serve as the bait because of her predisposition. But if Suiren could see ghosts, then she could fight too.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
I see. You're absolutely right.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
For the initial performance, I played a Suiren who trusted her friends and acted as bait herself. It might be fun to play a Suiren who fights together with her friends in the rerun.


Rui (icon).png Rui:
A Suiren who isn't always the one being protected by Miroku, but can also watch Miroku's back.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
I see. For example?


Rui (icon).png Rui:
Hm, well... Like being the one to pull the reins on Miroku when she rushes after the ghosts without thinking. Or being Miroku's mouthpiece and saying what Miroku wants to say out loud!


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
And on the other hand, Miroku risks her life to protect and support Suiren.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
That's how they'd fill in each other's shortcomings.


Rui (icon).png Rui:
Yeah! That's it!


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Thank you. Thanks to you I'm able to dig deeper into Suiren and Miroku's relationship.


Rui (icon).png Rui:
Heh heh. I'm glad I was able to help.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
You're so amazing. You always give me the answer I'm looking for...


Rui (icon).png Rui:
You're amazing too. I would never be able to write an adaptation of a script.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
No way, if we didn't have your Miroku in this rerun, then... They're just like us.


Rui (icon).png Rui:
Huh?


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Filling in each other's shortcomings... Suiren and Miroku in the rerun are just like us.


Rui (icon).png Rui:
Yes, you might be right.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Feels like this script can be even more interesting.


Rui (icon).png Rui:
Heh heh, that's good. I'll be in my room – call me if you need anything.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Thanks.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(Ichie-san and Fumi-senpai are in charge of making the costumes and weapons. Rui and Tamao-senpai are in charge of making and gathering the props. I'm in charge of the script and performance plan...)


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(There are only five of us in the Performance Association, so it's tough, but there is a stage that only us five could do...)


Rui (icon).png Rui:
Tamao-senpai. I made a props shopping list. I'm putting it here.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Thanks, Rui-chan. I'm going to the storage to check if we have enough of the paints for the background.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Heh heh, everyone's still working hard.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
All right. Guess I'll keep working for a while longer too.

Ghost Story

Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(Kumagoro)
"Here are two dice and one cup. A proper game of Cho-Han Bakuchi."


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(Ghost)
"I won't back down, sir."


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(Kumagoro)
"Ready... In the cup they go... Go!"


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(Ghost)
"I'm a man who has never rolled anything other than evens my entire life. I'll go with even."


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(Kumagoro)
"If you're even, I'll be odd... This is it! Five and two is odd!"


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(Ghost)
"Ah.. Ahhh... Argh!"


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(Kumagoro)
"Stop it. It doesn't feel good to see a ghost being disappointed. Go on."


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(Ghost)
"Sorry sir, but won't you go one more round?"


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(Kumagoro)
"Of course not. You have no more money to bet with."


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(Ghost)
"Don't worry. I'm a ghost. I don't carry any money to begin with!"


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
And that concludes the comedic ghost skit.


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*clap clap clap*


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Yuyuko's rakugo was really funny.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
I'm glad you enjoyed it.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
I didn't know that rakugo had such a fun ghost story.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
The ghost used to be a gambler. One day, he had a big win and hid the money in a kitchen stove. In a good mood, he left to eat pufferfish hot pot...


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
The pufferfish was poisonous and he ended up dying, but he never forgot about the money he'd won from gambling and would appear night after night as a ghost.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
It sure makes you want to meet such a foolish ghost, doesn't it. What other kinds of ghosts appear in rakugo?


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
For funny stories, the ghost that appears in "Okiku's Plates" wants to be an idol.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
A ghost becoming an idol?


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
The story starts with these men going to this Dish Mansion to see the famous Okiku ghost on a dare.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
And just as rumors say, Okiku comes out from the well and grudgingly starts counting dishes, "One dish... Two dishes..."


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
The men were terrified at first, but Okiku was so beautiful they went back to see her day after day.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
And as the rumors spread, more and more spectators gathered and vendors around the mansion started selling souvenirs associated with Okiku.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
In the end, a producer makes Okiku's dish counting into a show and the run-down mansion turns into a small theater.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
And Okiku being who she is, charms all the audience and the dish counting becomes more and more theatrical.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Heh heh. Just hearing about it is already entertaining.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
If you're interested, I can lend you the CD later.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Thanks. I'll get it from you later. What other ghosts are there?


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
The Okami-san ghost that appears in the "Third Year" story is adorable and will make you cry at the end.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Oh, so there are ghost stories that will make you cry too.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Other ghost stories like "Peony Lantern" or "The Spine-Chiller in Kasanegafuchi" have ghosts that play on your emotions and make a chill go down your spine.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
...Uh.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
The story of "The Spine-Chiller in Kasanegafuchi" starts with a direct vassal of a shogun murdering a moneylender. After that, their descendants meet with misfortune one after another...


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
It's also speculated that when you talk about this story, grudges will gather...


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Wait a second!


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Huh?


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
Uh, wait, errands... Yes, I forgot I have errands to run!


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Uh-huh. Errands, I see.


Fumi (icon).png Fumi:
It's urgent, you see. Sorry. Tell me about the rest of the story next time.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(I was right. Fumi-senpai isn't good with scary stories...)


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(Might be a good idea to add a ghost story in the play. Of course with Fumi-senpai as the lead. Heh heh heh.)

Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Suiren and Miroku had been filling in each other's shortcomings since they were young. It's a little similar to me and Rui.

Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
My role as Abe no Suiren is actually such a relatable character. She's lazy and loves banquets, and whenever she has free time, she goes gambling.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
She goes gambling even when she has a mission. Then Tsukumo finds her and gives her a scolding. When I put it this way, she seems like such a hopeless character...


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
But she actually cares a lot for her friends and will always deliver when promised. That unexpected side of hers is one of her charms.

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