Idol A: Chapter 3
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Short Program, Volume 3, Chapter 35 (pp. 273~300)
Idol A: Chapter 3
=Okay!//Now do a big windup.
Idol A: Chapter 3
[newspaper top]Sports Ippon
[black box]Tokyo Onions
[photo caption]First appearance! First win!
=Sato-Azu's agent, Okamoto (age 32).
=This would've made the front pages if they knew what was really going on...
=Okay, all set!//Thanks a lot, Azusa-chan!
=Azusa Satomi, age 18.
=Sometimes a teen model,//Sometimes a movie star—
=Sometimes,//The official cheerleader of the Tokyo Onions.
[sign top]Tokyo Onions//Kamisagi Dorm
=Alright, next!//Keita Hirayama, you got your first win recently. You do something!
=Kamisagi Dorm (bachelor dorm) senior resident, Tetsugoro Ishioka, age 43.
=Keita Hirayama, age 18—
=By that,//You mean...?
=Idiot! You think you can be a professional ballplayer without knowing any party tricks!?//Do something!
=Alright, guess I'll do some teammate impersonations...
=Sometimes a rookie high schooler for the Tokyo Onions.
=Sometimes a classmate of Azusa Satomi—
=Sometimes a childhood friend of Azusa Satomi—
=Clean-up hitter, Hagajima.
=What the hell.//Is that me making an error?
=HA HA HA!//Yeah yeah!//That's awesome!
=—And other times,//I'm Azusa Satomi while Azusa Satomi is Keita Hirayama...
=Hah!//That's nothing to get worked up about—
=I'll show you a real party trick.//I'll make it across the balcony with two beer bottles stacked on my head!
=—So basically,//Keita Hirayama the professional baseball player is actually Azusa Satomi...
=While Azusa is playing baseball,//I have to cross-dress, and...
=Isn't he...//The starter for the Sllowars game tomorrow?
=Tsuyoshi Entenka, age 18. Rookie high schooler. 1st-round draft pick.
=Hey Hirayama,//What was her name again? Our official cheerleader who happens to be your classmate.
=Are you talking about...//Azusa Satomi?
=Didn't she say her father coached the high school baseball team?
=Did he go to Aseda University by any chance?
=I believe he did.
[reference]Waseda University; Aseda=Sweat field
=I knew it!
=So...//What about her?
=I've seen her pitching before!//Around 10 years ago—
=That girl's father is an alum of my college baseball team.//He kept asking me take a look at his daughter's pitching.
=Think she was only in 2nd or 3rd grade, but...//Yeah, she was ridiculously good.
=The boys didn't stand a chance.
=This is coming from a professional ballplayer,//That girl was a straight-up prodigy.
=Did she end up quitting baseball—?
=Before middle school...
=Aside from those special training sessions with her old man...
=What a shame.//Wonder what she would be like now if she kept playing.
=A rookie high schooler, with a win in her pro debut.
=Hirayama!//The manager's on the phone!
=The next day—
[screen]Call From//Supermarket K
[reference]See end of Chapter 1.
=What do you want?
=—Photo shoot?//Went pretty well.
=I thought it was 6 days off before the next start!
=Well, you see... Entenka was supposed to be the starter, but he injured himself.
=The 3 veterans have to stay on rotation,//And Mr. Torimitsu's been having diarrhea since yesterday.
=You're coming back sometime today, aren't you?
=Haven't you ever heard of a weather forecast!?
=There's a typhoon closing in on Okinawa,//So they're delaying all the flights till tomorrow morning!
[banner]Mensore; "Welcome" in the Okinawan language.
=A typhoon!?//This time of year!?
=Don't dwell on the little details!
=A night game, maybe.//But there's no way I'll make it back in time for a day game!
=W-What should I do...?
=That's my line!//Besides, how did Entenka get injured in the first place!?
=He fell off the balcony with 2 beer bottles on his head, and...
=What the heck?
=Anyways, you've got to turn it down!
=I can't,//I already...
=Then you fall off the balcony too!
=The Kuluton Sllowars home field,
[sign]Meiji Gugu Stadium
[reference]Meiji Jingu Stadium; home of the Tokyo Yakult Swallows.
=Are you sure 4-days rest was enough...?//He's not throwing well at all.
=Hah-hah! This is normal for him.
=He doesn't turn on the heat until he's up on the mound.//That's when he get into serious mode.
=Keita Hirayama in serious mode, aka//...Keita Hirayama.
=—So,//What happened was...
=Amazing! That's already the 5th strikeout!
=The Sllowars lineup can't seem to get the timing right,//Against this rookie high schooler!
=M-Manager...//Are you sure this data is correct?
=His fastball is supposed to be over 90mph on average,//But he's throwing about 20mph slower with the exact same delivery.
=You see, this is my best teammate impersonation,//Mr. Ishioka...
=Over to the veteran shortstop, Ishioka!
=Outstanding! Keita Hirayama,//Has pitched a perfect game over 3 innings!
=That's sandlot pitching!
=Damn it—!//That little squirt...
=Hirayama...//You sure you don't wanna get into serious mode already!?
=There's another huge shot!
=So close!//Missed it by a few inches!
=Wh-What's going on here!?//It's suddenly looking like a bucketful of rain is being poured over Gugu Stadium!
=The referees have called a timeout, and are directing the players back to their dugouts.
=This is a tremendous downpour!
=According to the local weather bureau,//The rainfall is being caused by the typhoon which suddenly veered off course from Okinawa!
=Hirayama, looks like this rain is just a one-time thing.//Be prepared!
=Here,//Hurry up and get changed!
=H-How'd you get here!?
=They said it on the announcement.//I made it back in time thanks to the typhoon changing course all of a sudden.
=Gosh, looks like I made it in the nick of time!
=Why do you have scrapes all over your body?
=I tried falling off the balcony a few times,//—But, you know. I was always pretty flexible, right?
=So I only managed to get scrapes.
=Just look at that! Whatever happened to that weather from before?//The sun is now shining over Gugu Stadium.
=The game is restarting!
=Alright!//Crush that sandlot pitcher!
=Now he's throwing 93mph with the same exact delivery as before,//Manager...
=Wh-//What the heck is going on...
=Now I remember!
=That habit that Hirayama has—
=The girl prodigy from 10 years ago had the same exact habit.
Idol A: Chapter 3 (END)