QLeft.png A cute girl who looks good in a red riding hood. She was asked to bring cake and wine to her sick grandmother, but she runs into a cunning wolf along the way. From the fairy tale, "Little Red Riding Hood." QRight.png


Yuyuko's Red Hood Before the Performance

Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Oh, life is full of irony. Huh? What'd you say?


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Hold up, what...? I don't have iron knees. I said iroNY, not iron knees.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
That was great, Yuyuko-chan.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Oh, it's Tamao-senpai.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Heh heh, I thought I heard you doing rakugo. So you did a pun on iron, I see.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Yeah, I've been busy with rehearsals for "Little Red Riding Hood"so the laundry piled up.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
The weather hasn't been great recently either.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
I'm glad that it's sunny out today. You're holding a duster which means you're currently battling a mountain of dust...?


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Hehe, exactly.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
I'll do it after you're finished ironing. Can I help you with anything?


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
No, I can't trouble you with that.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
I'm out of iron-related rakugo puns though, so it'd be nice to have someone to chat with.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Sure, I'd love to.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Thank you. We've been spending all our time in rehearsals lately that it's been a while since we had the time to just chat.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
I know, right? Even just seeing you wearing a hoodie reminds me of Little Red Riding Hood.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
(As Wolf)
"Hello, dear Little Red Riding Hood in a cute red riding hood."


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


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(As Little Red Riding Hood)
"Oh, hello, wolf. Basking in the sun? Or taking a walk perhaps? The weather sure is nice."


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
(As Wolf)
"I was thinking of having lunch. Where are you going, Little Red Riding Hood? It's dangerous to be by yourself."


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(As Little Red Riding Hood)
"Grandma is sick so I'm going to visit her. And don't treat me like a child. I'm just fine by myself."


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
You sure have fast responses — proof that you're all fired up.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
I've never noticed that myself but now that you mention it, you may be right.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
It's a rare joint performance this time. All the more so since your old school's drama club is also joining.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Oh, are you nervous? It's fine to just be like your usual self and go at your own pace.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Thank you. I don't intend on changing my acting style, but a lot of drama teams from other junior and senior high schools will be gathering so I can't afford to slip up.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
In rakugo too, whether it's a duo or a trio, the rakugo artists take turns and compete fiercely with one another.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Oh, so even rakugo has joint performances.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Yes. In those times, it's important to be fired up regardless of if you're performing solo or as a duo.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Heh heh, it looks like I'll be able to see a Yuyuko-chan whose even more heated up than usual during the show. I look forward to it.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
I'm honored to have you cheer me on. It'll help me advance in both my acting and ironing.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Hahaha. Hm? That hoodie — didn't you already iron it?


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Huh? Oh, this is the seventh one. The one I'd ironed earlier was the fifth one.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
S-Seventh!? How many of the same hoodies do you even have?


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Here I have... One, two, three... Ten. But they aren't all the same.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Especially these two. It's difficult to differentiate between red and vermillion, but if you look at it under the sun, you can kind of see the difference, right?


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Let's see... This is the vermillion one?


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
You're good! That's correct. Vermillion is a red with a slight yellow tone.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
And the string for this one is different... This one is new so the color hasn't faded.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
You're right, now that I look closely, they're all different hoodies. It's fun to compare all of them like this.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Should I line them up and explain each of them to you? Of course, if it's no trouble for you.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
It's no trouble... Yes, please. It's the perfect chance to learn about your love of hoodies.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Oh my, I didn't think you'd accept.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Is this what they mean when they say adversity strengthens the foundations? Just a moment please — I'll lay them out in order.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Haha, I look forward to it.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
(I was surprised that she has ten red hoodies.)


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
(It's rare for Yuyuko-chan to talk about herself so I'm kind of happy about this.)


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(I wouldn't have thought that Tamao-senpai would be interested in hoodies.)


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(I have to do my best to explain it to her!)

As Allies Day of the Joint Performance

Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(As Little Red Riding Hood)
"...!"


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
(As Wolf)
"My, oh my. What do we have here?"


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
(As Wolf)
"Hello, dear Little Red Riding Hood in a cute red riding hood."


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(As Little Red Riding Hood)
"Oh, hello wolf. Basking in the sun? Or taking a walk perhaps? The weather sure is nice."


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
(As Wolf)
"I was thinking of having lunch. Where are you going, Little Red Riding Hood? It's dangerous to be by yourself."


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(As Little Red Riding Hood)
"Grandma is sick so I'm going to visit her. And don't treat me like a child. I'm just fine by myself."


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
(As Wolf)
"I apologize for treating you like a child. You've been brought up well and you sure look delicious..."


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(As Little Red Riding Hood)
"I look...delicious?"


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
(As Wolf)
"Oh, uh... I'm talking about that basket. It smells like delicious cake and wine..."


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(As Little Red Riding Hood)
"You can't have it. This isn't for you."


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(As Little Red Riding Hood)
"Mother is making me take this to my grandma who lives deep in the woods."


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
(As Wolf)
"Your grandmother lives up ahead, I see..."


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
(As Wolf)
"By the way, does your grandmother like flowers?"


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(As Little Red Riding Hood)
"Flowers? Yes, she does."


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
(As Wolf)
"Then you should pick some flowers from the field over there. It has many colorful flowers."


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(As Little Red Riding Hood)
"Grandma, what big ears you have."


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
(As Wolf)
"The better to hear you with, my dear."


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(As Little Red Riding Hood)
"What big teeth you have."


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
(As Wolf)
"The better..."


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
(As Wolf)
"To eat you with!"


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(As Little Red Riding Hood)
"Ahhhh!"


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
(As Wolf)
"Yawn. Maybe swallowing both the grandmother and Little Red Riding Hood whole was being too greedy. My body feels heavy."


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
(As Wolf)
"My stomach is also making rumbling noises."


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
(As Wolf)
"Hm, I'm thirsty so I'll drink some water. There's a perfect river over there. Oh, whoops!"


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
(As Wolf)
"Whoa, my body is so heavy that I'm sinking in the river! Someone help me!"


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(As Little Red Riding Hood)
"We were saved by the hunter who filled the wolf's stomach with rocks."


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(As Little Red Riding Hood)
"But this was all because of my carelessness!"


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
(As Little Red Riding Hood)
"I was so scared. I will never take detours again. I must head straight forward no matter what!"



After the Performance

Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Tamao-senpai, all the props have been put away.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Thank you, Yuyuko-chan. I'm all wrapped up here too so let's double check with the staff and— Huh?


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


Teacher:
Good work. You're...Yuyuko Tanaka, right?


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Oh? It's been a long time.


Teacher:
I knew it! I was surprised at seeing you on stage. And on top of that, you acted out such an adorable Little Red Riding Hood.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
I'm also surprised.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Yuyuko-chan, this is...?


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Ah, excuse me. This is my homeroom teacher from junior high school.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Oh, my! Nice to meet you. I'm Tamao Tomoe. I'm also from Rinmeikan Girls School Performance Association.


Teacher:
What nice manners. Your wolf was also wonderful.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
You're very kind. It's only thanks to Yuyuko-chan's Little Red Riding Hood.


Teacher:
Both of you were great. But I was honestly really surprised to see Tanaka-san perform...


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Well, lots of stuff happened... Anyway, why are you here? Was my junior high school invited to sit in the audience?


Teacher:
No. Actually I was transferred soon after you graduated.


Teacher:
I'm a teacher of the school that performed "Urashima Taro" before you.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Well, what a coincidence. Isn't that Tamao-senpai's old school?


Teacher:
Oh, really? A happy coincidence.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Yes. I wouldn't have imagined you to be involved with the drama club.


Teacher:
Well, no. I'm still the volleyball club's advisor, but a lot of the students in my class are in the drama club.


Teacher:
I figured I'd drop by today.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
That makes sense.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
How was our play today? Wasn't her Little Red Riding Hood adorable?


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
T-Tamao-senpai...


Teacher:
Certainly. Little Red Riding Hood's innocence really came across. I hadn't thought I'd be able to see Tanaka-san put her all in to acting out something like that.


Teacher:
I used to be worried since you'd always be dozing off both inside and outside of class, but you're doing so well now.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
You're praising me too much. Please forget about the younger me.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Aside from acting, Yuyuko-chan also deals with scripts and directs. She's really active in the association.


Teacher:
My, oh my. How wonderful, Tanaka-san.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Stop it, both of you.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
But well... Maybe I have changed since junior high school.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Now, I'm doing plays with everyone in the association and improving together. I'm sorry for the trouble I caused you back then.


Teacher:
Don't worry about it. It's fine as long as you're living your life to the fullest now.


Student:
Sensei—?


Teacher:
Oh, I'm coming now—! I should be heading off. Do your best together with your friend.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
I will. Thank you.


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


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Yuyuko-chan, it's great that your old homeroom teacher feels relieved now.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Well, I guess so. At any rate, I suppose you're my senpai moreso than friend.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
It's true that we're senior and junior as Rinmeikan students, but we're partners in the Performance Association. That is closer to friends, no?


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Well... I think it might be more fitting to say allies.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Ooh. Allies has a nice ring to it.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Then let's work hard together from now on as allies.


Tamao (icon).png Tamao:
Hehe, yes. Let's—!

Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
Have you already seen Tamao-senpai's wolf? Even her howling was perfect.

Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
My homeroom teacher from junior high school came to see me backstage but I was at a loss with Tamao-senpai.


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
She bragged about me in front of her, saying how I can do this and that now...


Yuyuko (icon).png Yuyuko:
I was praised so much that while I was pleased, I also felt embarrassed. She should be setting such acts aside for Rui instead.

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