Reserved for Café con Lenin.
27th Sweet: Chou Himo Q
[translation note: "chou himo q" means "super string q"]
What the hell is she doing...?
Ah, it's you two.
What a coincidence to meet you here.
You're right in front of the shop...
It is \so\ not a coincidence.
Sorry? Did you just ask me what I was doing?
No, I didn't!! W-Well, I \was\ going to ask, though...
Alright, then I have a question for you too...
You're asking your question before answering mine?! Well, whatever, ask away.
Have you ever been scolded during a meal for playing with your food?
Well, when I was little...
I guess it's happened to anyone at least once...
Pretending Kurukuru Bou Jellies are swords and fighting with them.
No, I don't think so!! How did the thought of using them as swords even cross your mind?!
They look cool, and they have the same colors as light sabers.
But... there is actually a food... or, more precisely, a dagashi you can play with!
Its name is...
Shijou Saichou Gummi...
Chou Himo Q!!
[translation note: "shijou saichou gummi - chou himo Q" is "chou himo q"'s complete name, and it means "the longest gummi in history - super string q"]
Chou Himo Q
[on the chou himo q]
Chewy Chewy Happy
Chou Himo Q
Cola & Soda Flavor
[end of chou himo q]
It boasts the incredible length of more than 126cm! Each string is divided into a few sections whose tastes alternate between cola and soda, so you can enjoy both tastes!
So it was a gummi...
Wait... Isn't it a bit... too long?!
And why is it okay to play with it?
Chou Himo Q's catchphrase is "fun to play with and tastes great".
In other words...
It's advised to play with it before eating it... Or rather, it's proper manners to play with it!!
I've grown taller!
At the time, the "Long Himo Q" was 115-cm long.
[translation note: "long himo q" means "long string q"]
It's incredibly difficult to do this without the string hitting the ground or one's feet.
She's just interpreting it however she pleases!
Let's all think of ways to play with these!
Do we have to think about it too...?
Look, for example...
This uses two "Chou Hime Q's"...
Kokonotsu-kun, please take this one.
The rules are that we'll both pull on them, and the one whose "Chou Himo Q" breaks has to inherit Shikada Dagashi...
Wa-Wa-Wait! Stop! Stop!!
What will you do if you lose, Hotaru-san?!
I'm fully prepared to face the consequences!!
Khh! I was so close.
Damn, that was close...!
Can you think of anything, Saya-shi?
Hmm... Well, can I do, like, whatever I want?
Then, if you connect both ends to make a ring, then do that...
Well, that's pretty much all I can think of, though...
The Tokyo Tower!!
He, he he...
Well, I've always been pretty good at string figure...
The twintails really suit you, too, Saya-shi!
Just like Nobita-kun...
[translation note: Nobita Nobi is the main character in Doraemon, and he can weave amazing string figures.]
He... He he...
Impressive... So, what should we do next...?
By the way, do you know how long the first "Himo Q" was?
[translation note: "himo q" means "string q"]
Erm... No idea. How long was it?
Hu hu hu! It was only 30cms long. That's about one fourth of its current length!
Wait! Why are you whirling this "Chou Himo Q" around like Bruce Lee would to showcase his nunchuck skills?!
And there were three of them per pack.
Don't you think it's nice that there's more to eat in each pack now than then?
It's rotating too much!! If you keep this up, it's gonna...
Wh-What have I done?! It split from the momentum...!!
If that dagashi hits the ground...!! I'll never be able to forgive myself!!
But, it's too far, I can't reach... Huh?!
Ah! My body moved before I noticed...
Ow, ow, ow... Hmm?
The blood of a dagashi store owner undeniably flows in your veins...
It couldn't forgive the sight of a dagashi falling to the ground in front of you... Impressive!
This makes me want to make you take over Shikada all the more...!!
You sure have guts, Coconuts...
Kokonotsu felt he had just dug his grave a little bit deeper.