The school festival committee chairman, Iwakura-san gave her instructions.
Then, folk dance music started.
W-What’s this? It’s quite the tranquil, laid-back music.
「 It’s Oklahoma Mixer 」
「 Err, what? 」
Is that some kind of Kinnikuman wrestling move?
To be honest, I don’t know much about folk dance.
I may have danced it in elementary but I forgot it now.
『 Okay, the pairs can dance now. Just dance however you want 』
Iwakura-san speaks to us from the stage of the gym, but…
「 Yoshi-kun, just dance how you want to 」
Looking at the couples around us, they’re swaying their bodies like it’s just a cheek-to-cheek dance.
「 Oh, I guess that’s okay too 」
Megu and I pulled our bodies together and swayed side to side to the rhythm.
Although some of the pairs seem to be dancing the real Oklahoma mixer dance it seems.
「 Hey! Hey! Someone’s aiming for laughs!! 」
The other students seem to be pointing and laughing.
「 Look, Megu 」
I whisper to Megu’s ears.
「 I know it’s late to ask, but why do couples go to folk dance in our school? 」
Somehow, this feels different than what I thought.
How do I say it…
The couple dancing after the school festival is over, when it’s dark, and the mood is right…
I imagined that it would be a good way to create good memories, but…
♪Pararirarira, pararirarira, happa, hararia, runpapa♪
But, dancing around to this idyllic music with a lot of people watching…
「 Yeah, this is almost like a punishment game 」
Megu thinks so too?
No, I think everyone thinks so.
Thinking about it, the number of people watching is far greater than the ones dancing.
The second floor is jam-packed with audience.
「 No, this kind of punishment game is okay 」
「 Dammit! Bastards! I’m not jealous at all!!! 」
「 I’ll never dance with someone over there!! 」
The spectating guys are booing.
「 It’s not like you won’t, but you can’t! 」
「 That’s right! A guy like you can’t get a girlfriend even at the after-party next year 」
The girls laugh at the yelling guys.
「 Dammit! You girls don’t have a boyfriend either! 」
「 You want to dance there, don’t you? 」
They enjoy shouting at each other.
「 The school has more students than couples. So, this post-festival dance is an unveiling for those who have become lovers, and as for others, it’s a “sorry, I have a lover.”
「 I see. If you’re a student without a partner, then it’s an “event where only those who have a partner can have fun”
That’s why they’re free to yell and laugh at the couples who are dancing like idiots.
The after-party’s an official event.
「 So maybe, the couples who are embarrassed purposely do that joke dance 」
Like, the people dancing the Oklahoma mixer with the correct dance.
Oh, there are also a few couples in funny costumes.
Some people are dancing some moves you don’t understand, and there’s also a couple that’s dancing like its Bon festival.
The couple over there is dancing yosakoi.
「 On the other hand, there are those who don’t mind the horrible shouts they hear 」
I look at where Megu’s looking.
Oh, amidst all the boos are some couples dancing looking only at each other’s faces, as if it’s just the two of them in the world.
They’re doing a cheek-to-cheek dance on this folk music.
「 Their kind of atmosphere on the contrary feels like they’re keeping love alive, and they’re having a blast in their little world. 」
I see. That’s also their way of enjoying the dance.
「 Megu, what about us? 」
I asked Megu.
「 I don’t think I can go just for laughs. 」
「 I’m bad at that too 」
I replied honestly.
「 We’ll just stay like this 」
Megu leans her body to me.
Pushing her soft breasts to my chest.
「 I’m embarrassed that everyone’s watching, but, I’m happy that I’m alone with Yoshi-kun here 」
「 We never got to be together lately 」
We’ve been busy with the school festival after all
There were also the girl assassins, or the rebellion in Kouzuki SS, and a lot more things.
「 I love you, Yoshi-kun 」
Megu whispered to me.
「 I’ve been thinking a lot, but, feeling Yoshi-kun’s warmth makes me affirm it. I love Yoshi-kun 」
「 I love you too Megu 」
Dancing with our bodies touching, I can feel Megu’s skin, her breath, her heartbeat.
Megu’s long legs and slender body.
It’s quite firm since she’s a track and field runner.
「 Yeah, Megu is Megu, and the one here is my Megu 」
Nei’s got a much more voluptuous and soft body.
Edie also got a firm body, but Megu’s much thicker.
Ai’s slender, but she doesn’t do sports, so she’s squishy.
Kana-senpai’s voluptuous and squishy.
They’re all different.
「 Yeah, I’m glad I danced 」
Megu said with a smile.
「 It’s just Yoshi-kun and me right now 」
We had fun doing a cheek-to-cheek dance while odd music plays.
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『 Okay, that’s the first song. We’re continuing to the next one 』
Oklahoma Mixer is over, and then another folk dance music plays.
It has a higher tempo than before, but…
「 What the hell? Isn’t that just Tetris music? 」
「 Oh, you’re right. It’s Tetris 」
The audience says, but…
「 Silly, that’s the folk dance called Korobushka 」1
I hear other girls reply.
「 Okay, Katsuko, Katsuko, here’s the camera. Thanks 」
Nagisa passes the camera to Katsuko-nee and then.
「 Mao-chan, let’s go 」
「 Let’s go! Barubarubaururururu 」
Taking Mao-chan who happily chants something…
Nagisa crossed the white line of the basketball court and went to Megu and me.
「 Okay, sorry, sorry, coming through 」
「 Barurururu!! 」
Suddenly, two people jumped in. And they clearly don’t look like students.
The beautiful mother and cute toddler ran through the dancing couples.
The sudden intruder startled the people inside the gym.
「 Uhm, sorry, but outsiders aren’t…uhm 」
A school festival committee guy tried to stop Nagisa and Mao-chan.
「 Yukiyo-chan, you know the horrors later if you try to stop me 」
「 Try it! 」
Nagisa threatens the head of the committee, Iwakura Yukiyo.
Iwakura-san is Minaho-neesan’s toy, so she knows Nagisa.
『 Ah, let her and her daughter dance 』
Iwakura-san told the committee.
Her tone and complexion have changed.
As expected, Iwakura-san’s no match to Nagisa, a senior in the Black Forest brothel.
「 Ufufu, I’m here, Dear 」
「 We’re here! Ushishi 」
Nagisa and Mao-chan came to us.
「 With that said, Megumi-chan, let’s swap 」
「 Swap! Switch on! One, two, three! 」
Nagisa pulls me from Megu.
「 Okay, this hand goes to me, and this hand holds Mao 」
「 Here, here, holding hands. Mama! 」
Nagisa and Mao-chan formed a circle with our hands.
「 Okay, let’s dance. Dear 」
「 Spin, round and round! 」
I don’t know why the three of us are circling around.
The three of us just dance in circles to the music.
「 Okay, Katsuko, here’s the shutter chance! Take a photo! 」
「 Katsuko-chan! 」
Nagisa and Mao-chan tells Katsuko-nee.
「 Geez, I get it 」
Katsuko-nee started taking photos of us with the camera Nagisa gave her.
「 What’s that? 」
「 I don’t know much but I heard that they’re his relatives 」
I hear some of the guys say that.
「 I don’t know why but it seems that they want to take some photos 」
「 I don’t get it, why do they want to take photos? 」
「 But, that’s a sexy mother 」
「 Must be his aunt 」
「 Do you think he’ll introduce her to us? 」
「 You idiot, she has a child 」
「 But that kid’s cute too 」
「 Officer, it’s this guy 」
It should’ve been absurd to have Nagisa and Mao-chan, who aren’t related to the school, jump in and participate in the dance, which is a student event, and yet…
Nagisa’s beauty, Mao-chan’s cheerfulness, and Katsuko-nee’s taking photos for some reason, and so…
The absurd feel plausible.
「 Katsuko, Katsuko, did you get some good photos? Cute ones? 」
Nagisa’s smiled as she dances, then asked Katsuko-nee.
「 You look adorable in this shot, Mao-chan 」
Katsuko-nee responded by making a pout on purpose, then she replied jokingly.
「 Mao-chan’s okay, she’s always cute, take a cute photo of me! 」
「 Mama’s also cute always! Ushishi 」
These two seem to be having fun.
「 Nagisa, you better remember this 」
Katsuko-nee says while pressing the shutter.
「 Oh? Frustrated? Then, just cross the white line 」
Nagisa fans Katsuko-nee.
「 Okay, we’re done here, Mao. We got a lot of pics now. Megumi-chan, here you go 」
「 Mission complete! 」
Nagisa and Mao-chan returned me to Megu and went out of the white line.
「 You okay, Yoshi-kun? 」
「 Sorry. I’m feeling a little lightheaded 」
Nagisa and Mao-chan just kept circling us around.
I grabbed Megu totteringly.
「 I see. So we can use that! Let’s go! Kinuka 」
「 Yes, Onee-sama! 」
This time, Mitama and Kinuka jumps into the dance area
「 Hey look, it’s Anjou Mitama 」
「 The one with her must be stealth Kinuka, right? 」
「 I heard that she’s Anjou Mitama’s sister 」
「 I mean, what’s that dance? 」
Anjou and Mitama paired up and…what’s this dance?
「 Anjou Mitama-san’s amazing at dancing 」
「 Her body’s quite nimble! 」
Yeah, Mitama and Kinuka were both attendants of the Kurama house, and they go to the school for the young ladies.
I heard that there are dance lessons for the young ladies.
Young ladies of nobility do appear in European dance.
「 Good job on dancing despite having Tetris music as the background. 」
「 They’re a master of their craft, they even did acrobatics earlier today 」
「 But, they dance so gracefully 」
Everyone’s impressed with Mitama and Kinuka’s ballroom dance.
The Anjou sisters have been performing a wide variety of tricks on both the TV and the school festival.
So, it’s not surprising to anyone that they could dance like this.
「 We’re coming right now! 」
「 Coming!! 」
Mitama and Kinuka come to us while still dancing.
「 Hii, fuu, mii, yoo! Totetotechin! 」
「 Hii, fuu, mii, yoo! Totetotechin! 」
The old-fashioned Anjou sisters are counting with Hifumi, instead of One-two-three in their ballroom dance.
「 Ah, hii, fuu, mii, yoo 」
「 Totetotechin! Soreii!! 」
As son as Mitama and Kinuka crossed us.
It swapped, now I’m with Mitama and Kinuka’s with Megu.
「 Ooooh!! 」
「 I don’t know what happened but that was amazing!! 」
The spectators cheered to the brilliant instant partner change.
「 That’s a shutter chance!! 」
Mitama then tells Katsuko-nee while grabbing my hand during the dance
「 I know 」
Katsuko-nee takes photos while Mitama and I are dancing.
「 Then, hii, fuu, mii, yo 」
「 Totetotechin, sorei! 」
Another partner change.
This time, I’m dancing with Kinuka, while Megu is paired with Mitama.
「 Oooooh!! 」
Another applause from the audience.
「 Now! It’s the shutter chance! 」
Kinuka also asked Katsuko-nee to take a photo.
「 Okay, I get it 」
Katsuko-nee took photos of Kinuka and me as well.
「 Thanks, I’m happy. I’m blessed 」
「 Well then 」
The Anjou sisters went away from Megu and me.
「 Haruko, let’s dance too 」
This time, Edie talks to Line Haruko-san.
「 But, I’m… 」
Haruko-san isn’t a student in our school.
「 Doesn’t matter, let’s dance, it will be fun 」
Edie pulled Haruko-san’s hand.
「 Why not? Have fun Haruko 」
Haruko-san’s master, Rodulfo Seiko-san pushed her back.
「 Let’s go 」
「 Hyaa 」
Edie and Haruko-san’s dance was comical and funny.
No, Edie’s showing it as comical on purpose.
Edie’s got the perfect rhythm for someone dancing lazily.
「 Here, Darling, Megumi, hey 」
Edie comes to us and then grabbed me in a second.
Edie turned to Katsuko-nee in that second.
Katsuko-nee didn’t let go of that opportunity.
「 Okay, thanks~ 」
Edie thanked Katsuko-nee loudly.
「 Oh, now I get it. That’s how they play it out 」
Kana-senpai speaks loud on purpose.
「 This is a game where they dance and jump into the people and Katsuko-san takes photos! I get it now 」
「 Let’s join the game! Ai! 」
Kana-senpai called Ai.
「 I-I… 」
「 Just come with me 」
It’s no longer a dance.
Kana-senpai pulled Ai and went to us.
「 Well then, I’ll start, Megumi-chan, I’ll borrow Nobu for a while 」
Kana-senpai grabbed my hand without care and then we took a dance pose.
「 There, Katsuko-san! 」
「 Okay 」
Katsuko-nee takes photos of Kana-senpai and me.
「 Then, Ai. Hurry 」
「 Yoshida-kuun 」
It can’t be helped. I grabbed Ai’s hand…
「 Now, look at Katsuko-nee 」
「 Okay 」
Ai also got her photo.
「 Okay, thanks for the time. 」
「 Sorry, Megumi-chan 」
Kana-senpai and Ai returned me to Megu and went back.
「 What was that? 」
「 They call it a game, but what’s the aim? 」
The spectators are dumbfounded.
「 Aaaaaah! If that’s the case I’m joining too! 」
Unable to endure anymore, Nei stood up.
「 Let’s go, Yuki-chan 」
「 Huh? Why me? 」
For some reason, Nei took Saito Yuki-san’s hand.
「 Why? Who cares! You see here, there was once a 3000-year-old lotus that bloomed in Japan 」
「 I don’t get it 」
Nei forcibly took Saito-san and goes to us.
「 Megu-chan, I’m borrowing Yo-chan 」
「 Yo-chan, right hand here, and left hand here turn your left leg to this angle, and your right leg to that side 」
She’s making me do a weird pose.
「 Then, look at me. Then, I’m here
Our pair made some kind of contemporary art pose.
「 Now. Katsuko-oneechan 」
Nei shouts as if it’s a sailor moon giving her cue to sailor mercury.
「 Sure 」
Katsuko-nee presses the shutter.
「 Next, Yuki-chan, on your knees, then point your right hand towards the floor seats. Yo-chan, look down on Yuki-chan 」
Nei also made Saito-san do the weird pose with me.
「 Then, Yuki-chan, say “It’s Tokyo, Mother!” 」
「 O-Okay, It’s Tokyo, Mother! 」
Saito-san did as she was told, then…
Katsuko-nee took photos.
「 Ooooooh!! 」
「 I don’t get why there are cheers, but… 」
The folk dance music ended.
「 Okay, thanks for taking photos Katsuko 」
「 Good job! Ushishi 」
Nagisa stretches out her hand, asking Katsuko-nee to return the camera.
「 Here 」
Katsuko-nee gave the camera.
Nagisa took the camera and captured Katsuko-nee’s face.
「 Hey, Nagisa? 」
「 You look so pathetic that I took a photo 」
Nagisa smiled at Katsuko-nee.
「 That’s because you… 」
「 It’s not me, right? Katsuko, be more honest with yourself 」
「 I decided to dance with him so I did, what about you Katsuko, you won’t dance with him? 」
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