Part 11: Nico Yazawa is a liar.Nico Yazawa is a liar.
MUSIC: CLOCK (FLOOR 11)
Im gonna become a super idol one day
So all your whispering means nothing to me
Just ignore their whispers and focus on licking your wounds.
You cant run and you cant hide. What is to be done?
Its simple, really. What youve been doing all this time:
Putting smiles on peoples faces.
They were begging for me to join, its tough being this popular.
Just ignore them.
What they say doesnt matter. Youll make it not matter.
Shes a little younger, so shes a bit more gullible.
Not like it matters anyway. Why would they ever doubt what you say?
They begged for me to use it too, you see.
So Ill be there most of the time after school
Twisting the truth to fit in impossible knots.
Pretending not to hear the overt mockery.
Numbing yourself to your mentality being shaved away, bit by bit.
You basically dont even have to try with how young he is. He trusts you completely.
As long as you can stomach betraying their implicit trust, its all too easy.
As long as you can follow up lies with bigger lies, its effortless.
You guys be careful too, you need to look out for paparazzi as my siblings!
As long as theyre smiling, its fine.
No matter what happens to you, its fine.
Shes a bit harder to trick, but its for her own good.
Shes too busy with work to be worrying about you anyway.
Ah, ahaha, y-, yeah, its fine.
...Yeah! Im having a lot of fun every day!
Yeah! Do your best at work too!
And Ill be working hard too
Failure normally carries the faintest of silver linings;
at least you arent tormented by the knowledge of what might have been
Theyre the same age as me
And yet, I
The seasons change and fall,
the trees shed their leaves,
but youre still here, and youre still stuck.
Left to wallow in trivialities.
What?!! How can you not tell?!
Theyre A-RISE. A-RISE.
Theyre school idols.
Yes, an idol group formed at a school. Dont you know anything?
God, for a second-year like her to be so clueless.
She cant even read the pamphlet she was holding?
Who dares disregard me like this?
......! Her ?!
She probably thinks this is just some sort of game you can do easily!
...Looks like my luck has finally turned around!
...But, how am I going to explain this back at home?
With a steady, practised hand. Like youve always done.
Just like when you made those flyers.
Heh, I did a pretty good job! Nothing looks out of place!
Yeah, it looks way better with me in the center!
The dominoes are falling faster now.
Lies on lies on lies on lies
Heheh, I know, right?
Disguising your bandmates as your entourage,
This futile game of whack-a-mole, getting faster and faster
So since they kept asking I let them be my backup dancers.
But well, theres eight of them so they should be fine to at least debut.
You couldnt hit all of the moles if you had 9 arms to do it with.
But you cant stop. Youre up to your elbows in fallen dominoes.
Ah, aaah, right, it was written in one of the posters, huh
So you shamble onward, doing what you do best.
The music fades.
Eight lies, for eight
A cut to black.
Fading into an unfamiliar stage.
Youve been pretty annoying, this whole time.
Theres nobody else here.
Youre really getting on my nerves now.
Why are you acting like you know everything about me?
She leaves the side, and
Fades in center stage.
Who even are you?
What did you say?!
What the hell would you know?!
Ive been with you for so long now
I know how you lived to get this far.
I know how you feel right now.
Yeah, yeah, brag all you want.
I need to get past here.
MUSIC: VS NICOS DREAM
So Ill go ahead and defeat you now!
She talks a big game, but shes fairly mediocre in all aspects.
Relative to everyone else, theres nothing she does particularly well;
no specialty to call her own.
Just ignore her.
Dont think too hard about what shes saying.
Focus on surviving today, one step at a time.
The music fades.
I did it !
Aah, sorry, sorry. You just made me laugh.
......Why would you ever think that you could defeat me?
I watched as you were so lost and unreasonable.
I watched as you were so helplessly hurt, time and time again.
All alone in that dark club room, hugging your knees.
......Itll all be fine, Nico.
We got this far working hard together, right?
I will always support you, as you do your best to make me come true.
To a place where you can run from yourself, and never be hurt.
To our castle, where you can be an invincible future super idol.
I will continue to support you from this moment onward too.
From here on out
The game closes.