(Sigh, what to do……)
I was in a building in Shinjuku.
When I opened the door in front of me, I found myself in a studio where a recording session was about to take place.
“Ugh, I wonder what kind of atmosphere it will have…”
It’s a little scary not knowing what kind of atmosphere was on the other side of the door.
“How should I feel about participating in the recording of episode 2 as a substitute…..”
I sigh for the number of times today, I’m at a loss.
I’ve been doing this for five years now, and this is the first time something like this happened.
It all started just over a week ago–
“I-I’m the substitute……?”
It was after 9 pm.
Just before I went to bed, I received a surprising phone call from my manager, Sasaki san.
“Oh yes, we didn’t have time to audition a substitute〜. I think Shiori chan’s voice is quite similar, and your schedule is open, so what do you think?”
According to Sasaki san, Tanaka san from the same office, who had been cast as the heroine of the fall anime “Ore Kano,” was unable to record due to maternity leave, so a substitute was needed.
It was a bit of an unexpected surprise, but if I could get the job, there was no way I refuse it.
“I understand. If it’s okay with you, I’d be happy to do it !”
“Thanks〜! I really appreciate your help. The other production side also wanted Shiori chan, so I can give them a good answer ! Bye, good night〜”
” “Yes, good night.”
–So that’s what happened.
Well, I’ve never worked with Ryoga san, so I don’t know.
The others are all people I’ve performed with, so it’s okay.
“Ahhhh, I need to pull myself together!!”
I slap myself on the cheek and switch to [Shiorin] mode.
Okay, here we go.
“Hello ! I’m Himemiya Shiori from Oishi Productions. I’m here as Tanaka san’s substitute. I look forward to working with you today !”
“Oh, hello, Shiorin.”
“Yes, looking forward to working with you !”
I greeted the people nearby and looked up.
I suddenly turned my eyes toward the direction where I heard the voice.
There he was, the prince who saved me the other day, Ryo kun.
“Eh? N-no way….., Ryo kun! Why, eh?”
W-why are you here……what’s going on?
When I saw him staring at me with his mouth open, everything that was scattered inside of me connected to one another.
Could it be–Ryo kun is that [Ryoga]?
My heart was pounding noisily in my chest.
And before I knew it, I was walking up to him and holding his hand.
“I never thought Ryo kun’s also a voice actor !”
“Y-yes. Sort of.”
“Why didn’t you tell me at that time?”
I look up at him slightly.
I wonder if he’s pounding too…..?
“Hey, let go of those hands !”
The one who said that was Shijou san.
My hand that had been holding his hands is now separated.
“Elena, c-calm down.”
“I can’t calm down ! What’s going on, Ryoga !”
“L-like I said…….”
Shijou san is angry at Ryo kun with a bright red face.
When we played together before, I had the image of her being very calm and quiet, but looking at her expression now–well, it’s obvious, right?
But I’m not going to back down either.
“Now, now, calm down, Shijo san. Ryo kun saved me from getting tangled up with a thug.”
This is a declaration of war from [me] not [Shiorin].
“I just exchanged line IDs with him at that time and promised to go out to dinner to thank him, okay?”
“H-huh !? Ryoga said you didn’t exchange line……”
“We did though?”
“W-wait a minute–“
I took out my smartphone and showed Shijou san the screen containing the proof.
“I-it’s not what it looks like, Elena. there’s a lot of things going on…okay?”
“Hmmm, is that so? When I was worried about you, you exchanged line with Himemiya san and had a fun chat, right, Ryoga? Your face says it all.”
“Ah, come to think of it, you looked really happy at that time, Ryo kun.”
Ryo kun looked at me with a troubled face.
Fufu, I’m sorry, okay?. But I can’t back down now.
“I’m coming with you.”
“Like I said, I’m going to dinner too. You don’t mind, do you, Hinemiya san?”
“I don’t mind. As long as it’s okay with Ryo kun.”
“Of course Ryoga is okay with it. Right?”
Shijou san has an atmosphere that doesn’t care if he was okay with it or not.
“Shijou san, you can’t force him, okay?”
I’m supposed to be in [Shiorin] mode, but I’m showing my “Me” side.
“Oh my, what are you implying, Himemiya san?”
Shijou san glares at me, and I stare back at her with a smile on my face.
“H-hey, you two get along, will you?”
[ [……] ]
And it’s been about a month since I met Ryo kun as “Ryoga”.
Today is the day of recording the final episode.
We had just finished recording and left the studio…we were walking around the city at night.
“Sigh〜, it so tiring♪”
“Yeah, good work, Shiori.”
“You too, Ryo kun !”
The town where Ryo kun and I walk together seems somehow more glittering than usual.
Fufu, for give, okay? Shijou san.
“So, where do you want to go?”
“Right…….. It seems everyone is going to yakitori, so how about yakiniku?”
“You’re going to eat yakiniku?”
“Geez, what do you think I am?”
“Haha, sorry. Then I’ll make a reservation at an all-you-can-eat restaurant.”
The looks of him laughing as he said that looks really cool.
Geez, it’s cheating…….
“I-Isee ! Well, let’s go.”
I had stopped for a bit and started walking after him.
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