QLeft.png One of the Knights of the Round Table. A remarkable warrior both passionate and logical. Realizes quickly who framed both King Arthur and Lancelot and acts to bring the mastermind to justice. An excerpt from the play "The Lost Holy Grail." QRight.png


Hikari's Eureka

Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
When we celebrated the end of "The Lost Holy Grail" something happened.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Someone ate the baumkuchen that Mahiru had made.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
All the evidence seems to lead to Karen, but she says she's innocent.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Did Karen really do it or...?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Everyone, please...! I didn't eat it!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
(...Something's off. Something doesn't feel right...)


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
(...It doesn't feel like something Karen would do.)


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


Maya (icon).png Maya:
Aijo-san, give it up. Just admit your guilt.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
B-But...!


Maya (icon).png Maya:
If you come out and say it, then--


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Wait. Karen might not be the culprit.


:
What!?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
(As Gawain)
"...Stop this fight! Your Highness, Sir Lancelot, please sheathe your swords!"


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
(As Lancelot)
"Don't interfere, Sir Gawain. This is between me and His Highness."


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
(As Gawain)
"No. This is also my problem. I'm your friend, and also a loyal subject of His Highness."


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
(As Lancelot)
"......"


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
(As Gawain)
"I don't want to see you two fight."


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
(As Lancelot)
"Sir Gawain..."


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
(As Gawain)
"Besides, there are too many odd things. His Highness is also hiding something. We can't haste our judgment."


Karen (icon).png Karen:
(As Arthur)
"......"


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
(As Lancelot)
"However, His Highness..."


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
(As Gawain)
"I know that you still trust His Highness, Sir Lancelot. "


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
(As Lancelot)
"How can you say that...?"


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
(As Gawain)
"When you went to strike His Highness earlier, your blade gave it away."


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
(As Lancelot)
"......"


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
How can it be!? Everything points to Karen-chan...


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
...Mahiru, you still trust Karen, don't you?


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
...! Th-That's...


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
...Where's the evidence that she didn't do it?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
...Look at this.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
The Kanihaniwa goods... What about them?


Maya (icon).png Maya:
Those just prove that she did it, though.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Quite the opposite, in fact. Karen wouldn't use them...


Maya (icon).png Maya:
...What do you mean!?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
...Ah! She's right! I would never use them!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
She wouldn't open them and use them. Ever...!


Karen (icon).png Karen:
I'd never! It would be a waste to use them!


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
...A waste? Ah...!


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Whoa, hold on... I don't get it... Why did you buy them then?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
I buy them, but I don't use them!


Junna (icon).png Junna:
That's counterproductive, though.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Huh... Really? Don't you just wanna buy your favorite character's goods and accumulate them?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
I have several wall tapestries of Mr. White that I don't even use.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Right? And they keep piling up without a reason.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
I don't buy tapestries, but I get why you'd want to buy many things of a design you like.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
I suppose you're right. Sometimes I find myself buying two copies of the same program just because I liked the play so much...


Nana (icon).png Nana:
I like using the goods I bought, so I buy two spares as well - one for collecting, and one for decoration.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Hm... Actually, I buy an extra one, so I can show it around and get other people interested too.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Oh, I forgot about that. That makes four in total— Ah, but I guess I'd buy two spares, so five in total...?


Junna (icon).png Junna:
You're all something else...


Junna (icon).png Junna:
That said, I can't resist goods that are limited-edition...


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
K-Karen-chan!?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
As I suspected...


Karen (icon).png Karen:
I didn't notice this earlier... This makes me innocent.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
Huh? How can you say that?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Well, look at these! These are all limited-time-only goods that the fast food chain "Good Good" released! They're super rare!


Karen (icon).png Karen:
I would never use them!


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
I know what you mean. My Mr. White's limited-edition lunchbox will forever remain pristine.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
...Why don't you just use it? It's a lunchbox, after all...


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Well, anyway... I guess these goods prove that Karen didn't do it then.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Told you!


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
...I'm so sorry, Karen-chan! I should have realized it earlier...


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Don't worry. I'm glad you trusted me from the beginning.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Thank you...


Maya (icon).png Maya:
I'm sorry I didn't trust you...


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
I told you to confess... I'm so sorry...


Junna (icon).png Junna:
I have to apologize as well... Sorry...


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Well, well. All's well that ends well. I'm glad we sorted this out.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
(...Except it's not over yet, Karen...)


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
(Someone tried to frame you. I won't give up until I know who they are...)

Truth at Last

Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Why would someone try to frame Karen, anyway...?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
If I can guess why, I might be able to catch them.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Suspicions, false accusations, criticisms from close friends...


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
...? Wait, this sounds familiar.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
...Could they be trying to do what I'm thinking?


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


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
...


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
...Stop, this is not something my character would do. I'm sure the mastermind behind all this will tell us why.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
I'm a Stage Girl. All I have to do is fulfill my role, after all.


:
"Sir Gawain, are you looking for something?"


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
(As Gawain)
"...Tristan. Yes, something's bothering me."


:
"Is it about the Holy Grail?"


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
(As Gawain)
"Yes... I'm trying to find out who the mastermind that framed His Highness is."


:
"...I'll lend you a hand."


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
(As Gawain)
"...I'm grateful for your offer, but it's okay for now."


:
"Whenever you need me, I'll be there. When His Highness is in danger, all of us are as well."


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
(As Gawain)
"...I'll hold you to your word."


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Hikari-chan! Is it true that you know who framed me!?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
...Yes, my calculations should be correct.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
...Who was it?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
...If we want to know that, we'll have to go over the plot of "The Lost Holy Grail".


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
The play? Is there a hint in it?


Nana (icon).png Nana:
Heh heh. This sounds fun. Let's try it.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
Okay, so... We know that it's based on the search for the Holy Grail in the Arthurian legends, and it goes over what happens after the grail is found.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
The story starts with the triumphant return of Lancelot with the grail.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
In the original story, his son Galahad is the one that finds it.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
You're right. Lancelot isn't the only one whose story has been adapted from the original. Quite a few things were changed too.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
...Anyway. Getting back on topic...


Nana (icon).png Nana:
King Arthur steals the Holy Grail and this angers Lancelot who confronts him.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
But that was all a set-up. In the end, Gawain notices this and the mastermind behind the whole plan is revealed.


Nana (icon).png Nana:
That's the overall plot of the story... Did you notice anything?


Junna (icon).png Junna:
...Hmm... No, not really actually.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
...Aahh!


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
Did you figure something out, Karen-chan?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Erm... Doesn't it sound like our situation?


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
What do you mean?


Karen (icon).png Karen:
I play Arthur, who's accused by Lancelot - Mahiru-chan, and eventually Gawain - Hikari-chan finds the real culprit.


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
...You're right. It sounds like us now.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Indeed. The culprit is purposefully recreating the play.


Junna (icon).png Junna:
...Wait a second. That means that the culprit...


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Yes, the culprit must be the one who played the mastermind in the play.


????:
"Why, Gawain, Lancelot. What's with the scary faces?"


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
(As Gawain)
"...You should know why."


????:
"......"


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
(As Gawain)
"We found your letter to His Highness. You forced him to steal the grail under threat."


Mahiru (icon).png Mahiru:
(As Lancelot)
"Why... You're one of us. We believed in you..."


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
(As Gawain)
"Tristan, you're the mastermind behind this..."


Maya (icon).png Maya:
(As Tristan)
"......"


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
The culprit is Tristan... Maya Tendo.


:
......!


Maya (icon).png Maya:
...Interesting logic there. However, I fail to see any proof that I did indeed do it.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
I play Gawain, after all. Did you think I'd accuse you without any proof?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
(As Gawain)
"Tristan, you framed His Highness. This proves it."


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
(As Gawain)
"Behold!"


Karen (icon).png Karen:
...The Kanihaniwa tablecloth?


Maya (icon).png Maya:
...Is there a problem with that?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
The way this is folded so neatly looked suspicious to me...


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
And when you said that the culprit went as far as using a tablecloth something clicked in my head.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
I thought it was odd as well. Why would the culprit act so calmly?


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
Now that you mention it, it is odd. Normally, sorneone would try to run away from the crime scene as soon as possible...


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
But the culprit didn't... Or rather, she couldn't.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Huh? Why!?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Because that would have amounted to sacrilege in her eyes...


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
She couldn't eat something she loves so much in a sloppy way.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
That's why she risked getting caught, but still used a placemat and tablecloth. She even cleared up after her crime.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
...All for her love of baumkuchen.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
And we all know that no one here loves baumkuchen more than Maya Tendo.


Claudine (icon).png Claudine:
...You're right. She goes berserk over it.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
...Excellent display, Kagura-san. You truly played your role as Gawain.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
I was planning on telling the truth eventually, but I see that I was worried over nothing.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
Aijo-san, Tsuyuzaki-san. I'm sorry that I deceived both of you.


Karen (icon).png Karen:
Tendo-san, why did you do it!?


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
...That is for Tristan to say.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
...Yes. Allow me to tell you.


Maya (icon).png Maya:
...


Maya (icon).png Maya:
(As Tristan)
"Excellent work, Sir Gawain. Your determination and your loyalty to His Highness allowed you to see through my lies."


Maya (icon).png Maya:
(As Tristan)
"Allow me to explain how I...framed His Highness."


Maya (icon).png Maya:
(...Or should I say WE framed.)

Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Gawain is a loyal knight who cares deeply about his friends. That’s why I resonated so much with him. When he saw Arthur and Lancelot fighting, he must have felt crushed.

Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
Gawain plays an important role in the story. It's up to me to make that role shine.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
The way that our story is set is different from the Malory's version, but I quite like it.


Hikari (icon).png Hikari:
I never thought something like this would happen in reality, though. Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, as they say...

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