Kyoko gets into Shiori spirit, and gets ready to walk towards Ren. She closes her eyes, and fills herself with thoughts of Shiori. She remembers the feelings of jealousy she has earlier today. "Don't touch my REN." She can feel those feelings getting stronger, and she knows she can do it. "I am Shiori!"
The "Action!" sound goes off in her mind, and she opens her eyes. She walks towards Ren slowly, eyes fixed on him. The possessive feelings are very strong. Her entire body desires for REN. And REN looks at her, surprised.
Shiori: REN, come here. REN: Shiori... Shiori: Please don't say things like "go back". REN: I won't. You seem troubled. Shiori: You being with someone... I cannot allow that. REN: Including you? Shiori: Hu, as expected of REN. It would be meaningless if you go down this easy. Hold me tight, just like that.
And so she enters his arms, resting on his chest.
Kyoko returns to her normal self. Realizing what she is doing, she quickly steps back, panicking. "E-e-e-e-excuse me!" Ren asks her if she managed to get a good feel of her role now. She confidently says yes. He thinks so too. "Really?" She feels really delighted by his encouragement. But then he adds, "Yes, but the decision still lies with the director." Truth hurts. Kyoko wants to practice more, but Ren doesn't think it's a good idea. The important thing is to remember the effect.
Kyoko feels really fortunate to have a senior like him. He's always guiding her, he's great, and she respects him the most. Yet "respect" doesn't seem like the right feeling. Admire? Worship? Grateful? She suddenly falls silent again. Ren asks her is she still uncertain. She says she feels bad for dragging him out to this. Ren replies it's returning her the favor of what happened to Dark Moon. She says that she was of very little help that time, but Ren tells her that's not true at all. She says she is really grateful, but stammers, unable to get the right words out, her thoughts disoriented. 3 way option here.
If she says she is so happy, she could cry, she surprises Ren. Then she says she's not going to cry, fighting back tears. It's just a strong feeling of gratitude, right? No, it's not love, she tells herself.
Ren says he understands, and suggests to go back. Kyoko doesn't want to go back yet, wanting to stay with Ren a bit more. She becomes silent. Ren says he's glad, because he thinks it's too early to return too. They've walked most of the places, so he asks her if she wishes to go anywhere.
Kyoko suggested fireworks. Ren is surprised, she actually prepared them. Ren asks her if she was planning on using them with someone, or alone. She says alone.
Ren says okay then, there's no meaning if she do it alone. He smiles at her gently, and she tries to control her heartbeat. She seems to be dazed, so Ren calls her. Kyoko asks Ren to wait, and she will get the fireworks.
Regardless of what happened, Kyoko brings the fireworks to where Ren is waiting. So they light them.
Kyoko is delighted with the sparks. Ren warns her about getting to close to the sea. She answers the reflection of the sparks on the waves look pretty.
Ren's sparks finished first, so Kyoko asks Ren to get a new one, and use hers to ignite it. Kyoko is really having fun. She couldn't have this much fun alone. She knows it's because Ren is here with her. Next her sparks ran out, so she relight her the same way.
Ren comments that Kyoko bought a lot of the fireworks. Kyoko asks if he thinks badly of her playing when she couldn't even do the shoot properly. Ren confirms not at all, he has felt her acting passion firsthand. She feels pain within again. After all, such a scene could not be acted out with a total stranger. She goes into deep thought again, so Ren calls her.
Kyoko says she wishes to return. Wondering about her sudden mood change, he asks if he had said anything to upset her. Kyoko, having some doubts, wonder if Ren is doing all this just to patronize her. Ren eases her by saying that is definitely not it, he had fun too. Kyoko felt really at ease by him. It is as if it was a form of magic. She says sorry for saying such strange things, but he says it's okay.
Ren stands close to Kyoko. Both their sparks finishes, so Kyoko tries to use a lighter, but it won't work. He stands even closer. Fortunately, the darkness hides th red of her face. Ren tells her she's using the lighter the wrong way. In her fluster, she burns herself with the burnt end of the stick. Ren insists on looking at her hand, but fortunately, it is only a minor injury.
Surprised at how close Ren is, she steps back. Her heart won't stop pounding. Ren looks saddened by her reaction. Anyway, Kyoko says it is time they return, so they cleared the discarded fireworks. She tries to control her thoughts. Anyway, they cleaned the area, so Ren says it's time they return. A 3 way option at this point.
If Kyoko stands still, Ren will ask her what is wrong. She says there is still something she wants to do. He asks about what. His face comes close to her again. Kyoko says the starry sky look pretty, she wish to see it with him. He says, "Shall we watch them together?" It sounds as if he was the one making the request. Kyoko stutters a bit, accepting. She wonders if she is willful for making such requests.
Ren spots a shooting star. Kyoko desperately tries to catch sight of it, but is not able to. Ren chuckles at her reaction. She asks if he made it up, but he insists it was there. He says another one just appeared. She tries to catch sight of it, but fails again. She comments it's unfair how Tsuruga caught sight of 2 in just a short time.
Ren offers out his hand. He says he will show her the shooting stars. Kyoko is hesitant at first, but she takes his hand, and says to leave it to him. She secretly wonders if he is this caring to others, and wonders how much she means to him.
Kyoko: Ah! Shooting stars! I see them too! Ren: That's great. You won't be saying "It's not fair!" anymore, right? Kyoko: I'm sorry for saying something like that! Ren: So, what did you wish for? Kyoko: That's right. I was so happy that I found them that I forgot to make a wish... Ren: Well, let's continue until we find one again.
He continues to lead her by the hand again. He holds on to her the whole time. They didn't find any shooting stars again that night, but Kyoko is still happy when she returns to the hotel.
Anyway, regardless of what happened, Ren sees Kyoko to her room. She says she will do her best tomorrow. Ren says not to think too much in case it affects her sleep. Kyoko comments she had fun, but is tired. So they bid each other good night.
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