After everyone had finished eating, we went around the summer festival site again. The atmosphere is still awkward and I feel incredibly sick to my stomach because I don’t know when a bomb is going to explode.
To be honest, I wanted to split up and go home right now. But of course, I couldn’t do that, so I just had to endure. I was beginning to regret that I should have brought my own stomach medicine.
As we were thinking of ways to improve the atmosphere, a target shooting stall jumped into view. Seeing this, I thought it might be a good way to relieve the stress of the three of us, so I opened my mouth.

“Hey, do you guys want to play target shooting?”
“Heee, that sounds fun.”
“I’d like to try.”
“I agree with onii chan”

All three of them were interested in the game, so we headed to the target shooting stall. Then, we heard an explanation of the rules from the stallkeeper.
Apparently, the system is that you get a prize based on the number of targets you hit, and the higher the score, the smaller the target.

“It seems there are only two cork guns, but what about the order? I don’t care if I go first or second.”
“Well, I guess I’ll go first.”
“I want to see how it goes, so I want to do it later.”

For now, Reona is first and Riona is after. Although Mio was a little confused about which one to do, she seemed to have decided to do it.

“Oh, that’s right. Since we’re here, why don’t we play by the score?”
“Then let’s give a prize to the person who comes first, the right to do one command of her choice to Ryoya.”

Reona and Riona started saying such things on their own. No matter how I think about it, I have a feeling it will be troublesome.

“Great, let’s do that.”
“……Heyhei, Mio will agree to it too?”

I thought that Mio would surely oppose it, but that expectation was betrayed in an instant.
This led to the start of a battle for a prize that had no merit for me, the right to do one command of choice to me.
In fact, considering the possibility that I might be recklessly rejected, there is only a demerit, so the only way for me to be saved is to become No. 1 myself.
At first, I watched Mio and Reona shooting at the target with a cork gun from behind with Riona, but to tell the truth, it looked quite difficult.

“I see, since it’s a cork gun, the cork doesn’t seem to fly off as aimed. ……”
“I haven’t been able to beat it much.”

Considering that both of them have an agitated look on their faces, they probably can’t knock down the target as they want to.
In the end, Mio and Reona ended up with a tie after a close game. Needless to say, they were both frustrated because they did not win.

“Okay, now it’s our turn.”
“I’ve got the hang of it, so I’ll take the win.”

Riona was confidently declaring that she was going to win the game by aiming at only the easiest targets and scoring points.
Seeing Riona like that, I was dismayed for a moment. But I couldn’t afford to lose. Then, Riona and I started shooting the cork gun.
I was aiming at a target that was easy to hit as I had originally planned, while Riona was shooting at a small target with a high score.
I was sure that I had a chance to win because of the luck factor of the corks not flying as I had planned. But I was too naive to think so.

“Riona, you’re amazing”
“Lies ……”

To my surprise, the corks that Riona shot were almost a hundred times accurate, knocking down her targets one after another. Considering the fact that the waitress was also surprised, there must not be many people who are this good.
Realizing that I no longer had a chance to win, I completely lost my will to fight. In the end, Riona took first place by a huge margin.
After that, we left the shooting stall and sat down on a bench nearby.

“……So what the heck was that all about earlier? It seemed like most of the corks were flying straight up.”
“One of the corks flew straight because of this.”

When I asked the question that had been on my mind, Riona took out a hand cream from her bag.

“The reason why the cork does not fly straight is because of the bumps on the surface. That’s why I used hand cream to cover the bumps.”
“I see, that’s really Riona.”
“I didn’t know there was such a trick. ……”

Riona seems to have implemented a method that I didn’t even think of. Riona continues to talk about other trick.

“Also, there is a trick in the way of loading the cork. That way, the cork would fly better because of the pressure.”
“Hee, you weren’t just doing it randomly, were you?”
“Was there a proper meaning to that action as well?”

I quietly mumbled this while listening to Mio’s slightly thorny way of saying it. Riona seemed to have gathered that much information at the right time to see what was going on.

“Since I got the first place, the right to do one order of my choice to Ryoya is mine. I just can’t think of it right now, so I’ll do it some other time.”
“…… okay.”

She shook her head because she couldn’t say she didn’t want to do it now. I just wished that you could quit with the reckless orders. I was just hoping for something like that.

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