Reserved for Café con Lenin.
26th Sweet: American Cola
Sorry for the sudden announcement,
[translation note: "dekai" means "huge"]
but I'm currently at Hotaru-san's place.
When I asked her: By the way, I know it's a bit late, but where do you live, Hotaru-san?
So you stay wary of your enemies' movements... You're indeed my rival.
She willingly invited me to visit her place.
By the way, it seems I'm her rival.
Damn it... I'm getting so nervous...
I've come to visit a girl's place all alone...!
It's not like I'm having inappropriate expectations... /!\ But I can't really help thinking about it either...
Sorry to make you wait so long.
N-No problem. You really didn't take that lo-
It took me longer than I thought to get changed.
It's okay, I don't... Hmm?
Admit it, you were just eating dagashi!!
Girls always take a lot of time to prepare themselves.
She's definitely lying...
A casual dress...? She's wearing a casual dress...
A simple dress, huh...? It gives off a different vibe than what she usually wears, which is pretty nice too... He he...
Stop it, Kokonotsu! Don't look at her with such impure intent...
You must regain your compo-
All right, I'll prepare something to drink.
What was that just now?!
Something... I saw something, but...
I will not say what...
I will not dare say what I saw, but it was wonderful...!!
I think the powder's in there...
Ah! No, no, no, no, no! Hotaru-san's preparing me some tea...
It's rude to her to have such indecent thoughts...!!
It should be somewhere in that closet...
Lord, give me the strength to... Hmm?
Endure it, Kokonotsu!!!
Don't let the demon gain control of your heart...!!!
Oh, there it is!
You can't let it!!
Here, it's done.
Please have some.
I've done it... I have defeated the demon...!!
It's tea Hotaru-san has made especially for me...
Wait...! It's not tea, it's American Cola!!
[on the american cola]
[end of american cola]
This fine powder comes in a small pouch. Dissolve it in water to obtain delicious cola!!
Exactly... You're correct!! It's American Cola... The "da" in dagashi is the "da" from "odachin". A cola can is too high-class a treat to buy with a little something...
[translation note: "odachin" means "a little something/tip"]
But, however! A pouch of American Cola costs around 20 yen! If you have the money to buy a cola can, you can buy six American Colas! Wow! It's such a good deal!
S-She's giving its selling points?!
Sometimes, I can't wait until I come back home, so I search for a tap in a park to pour water directly into the pouch and drink from it.
It's hard to pour the right quantity...
I know how you feel, but wait until you're home!!
These days, there are fewer and fewer parks, it really makes me sad...
Cities also have their own problems...
The company that makes it has made many other very attractive flavors.
[on the funmatsu juice]
[end of funmatsu juice]
Combining them to create new flavors is also very fun!
You sound like a grade schooler at a drink bar...
Ah!! I'm sure it would be delicious if we mixed all of the flavors together!!
That's exactly how grade schoolers think!!
Let's try it right now!
Mix them, dissolve them...
All right, it's done!!
What a nasty color!!
I don't think you should drink it, seriously!!
Don't worry, no matter how good it is, I'll leave some of it for you.
Huh?! You think it will taste good?!
Well, then, let's see how good it is!
Why are you making that face...?
Does it taste as bad as I imagine...?
N-No! Not at all...! Wait, what do you mean by "as bad as I imagine"...?!
Well, erm... Anyway, why are you making that face, then?
How to put it...? I guess you could say /the taste is dead/...
You'll get what I mean once you drink it yourself.
Huh?! You want me to drink that?!
But of course.
What Kokonotsu thought was that mixing things randomly was definitely a bad idea.