Little Busters! SS Vol. 5 - One Happiness and Blue Bird

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Little Busters! SS - Vol. 5
One Happiness and Blue Bird
Planning ・ Scenario : Key
Artwork : Itaru Hinoue ・ Na-Ga
Music : Shinji Orito ・ Jun Maeda ・ Magome Togoshi ・ PMMK ・ Manabu Miwa (Manack)

Story synopsis:
The fifth official side story of Little Busters! A story of one noisy day with LitBus! heroines, with Komari as the main character.
Komari decided to do a room makeover in holiday, but then she noticed that there's something lacking, so she decided to look around with other Little Busters members.


Artwork by Itaru Hinoue.

Word count roughly 1770 words.
Holiday, sunny.
Being dried warm and nice on the clothes pole outside the girl's dorm, is my futon.
And also, the stuffed animals I just freshly washed.
The stuffed animals become a little down, I feel sorry for them.
For cleaning today, I put a little more spirit than the usual.
Because I decided to rearrange the room together.
My roommate, Saa-chan, doesn't seem to have any fixation about the room.
She said something like "As long you don't move my stuffs, you're free to do whatever you want."
I started from early morning, and it's already past noon.
Even though it's a room makeover, it's impossible to move those ones installed in the room, such as bed and desk.
So what I can do about is just changing the arrangement of small stuffs.
Taking my futon and stuffed animals that have completely dried, all warm and fluffy, I go back and forth between the clothes pole and my room.

Komari
(Come to think about it, Saa-chan once said that it's cute...)

It seems that Saa-chan and I have the same taste.
I try to put bunny and raccoon plushies on the empty space on Saa-chan's closet.
I was told not to move anything, but I think it's not a problem if I add something to it.
When I look back. .....my space has became vacant.


Komari
"Uummm...."

This is troubling me. I can't remember what it was originally like, but I'm pretty sure it was merrier.


Komari
"Hmm..."

I decided to go searching a little.

☆ ☆ ☆

Komari
"...so, that's the story."

First of all, I tried to ask Kuu-chan.
Kuu-chan's real name is "Noumi Kudryavka".
By the name alone, she's like a foreigner.
Though, her room is all Japanese-style.
Such as.... on the desk, there is a Japanese calligraphy paper with written on it.

Kud
"Something that could fit in Komari-san's room, huh..."


Kud
"For now, let's think about it while enjoying our tea time."

Komari
"Sure, that's okay for me~"

Kud
"Yes, okei, okei~"

Kuu-chan begins to pour the tea into teacups. For the teacake, it's the Baumkuchen I brought.

Kud
"I heard that the flavor condenses in the last drop of tea. Then, I'll let Komari-san to have the last drop."

Komari
"Howaa, thank you~"

Kud
"No problem. It's a gratitude for always giving me such delicious things!"

The two of us quietly sip our tea.
...so tasty. It seems that Japanese tea and Baumkuchen match each other very well.

Kud
"Gasp! I just got a nice idea!"

After she raised her voice, she takes a gray stuffed bear from the top of her closet.

Kud
"What about this Mr. Grizzle we have here?"

Komari
"Whoa, he's so cute!"

Kud
"Yeah! Mr. Grizzle is very cute!"

I take Mr. Grizzle and give him a hug.
The fur is so smooth and long, it feels really nice to touch it.

Kud
"Please decorate your room with him. I'm sure Mr. Grizzle will be delighted to be any use for Komari-san. Komari-san's problem is now solved, right on the mark!"

Komari
"Umm, but if I take this, your room will be lonely, Kuu-chan."

Kud
"Gaaan!? Th- That might be true..."

Komari
"Then, I'll give you my Mr. Kappa."

Kud
"Mr. Kappa? Wafuu! I'm really interested! It's Ja- Japaniizu tradishonal monstaa, right, Komari-san!?"

It seems she tried to sound more like a foreigner.

Komari
"Sure! Then, I'll bring him!"

Kud
"Ah, Komari-san."

I brought Mr. Kappa immediately and decorated the room.

Kud
"Wafuu! He's so cute and oriental!"

Komari
"Yeah, I think it's great to have him here~"

Behind Mr. Kappa is the hanging scroll Kuu-chan got from her grandfather. It matches with the overall interior, so I think it's a very good arrangement.

Kud
"But..."

Kuu-chan's voice sounded a little down.

Komari
"Hmm? What is it?"

Kud
"If I take Mr. Kappa, Komari-san's problem is now reoccurring, isn't it?"

Komari
"Howaa, you're right!"

Kud
"Then, it's better for Mr. Kappa to return right back to Komari-san..."

Komari
"Hmm, but I think it's the best for Mr. Kappa to be here. Now I have Mr. Grizzle in my room, so it'll be fine for sure!"

Kud
"Is it really okay? Well then, I guess the trade is successful."

Komari
"Yeah, let's leave it at that."

Kud
"And, we're back to square one."

Komari
"Uummm...."

We start to think.

Haruka
"I have been watching you guys. What a really slow conversation, you two."

Kud
"Really? But I'm thinking very hard right now, though..."

Komari
"Yeah, I'm thinking very hard as well..."

Haruka
"You're thinking hard, but it's probably because you lack of sugar, you know. With just such small amount of sugar, no answer will pop out. Just kidding! Nom nom."

Suddenly we realize.

Komari
"Howaa! Haru-chan!"

Kud
"Wafuu!? Sa- Saigusa-san, since when have you been inside this room!?"

Both Kuu-chan and me are surprised.

Haruka
"Well, I've been here for a while ago, but you two didn't seem to notice."

Eating on the other side is Haru-chan. "Saigusa Haruka" it is, thus Haru-chan.

Haruka
"Ah, this is so delicious..... And, about Komari-chan's room problem. Nom nom."

Komari
"Howaa! Waah! That's my Baumkuchen..."

...even though I left half of it, it's already gone into her stomach.

Haruka
"Aiight! Haru-chin will give you bombastic instant solution!"

Komari
"Fue? What are you gonna do?"

Haruka
"You two! Prepare yourself to go out!"

Following Haru-chan, we go outside.
Once we're out in the school courtyard, there is a familiar figure under the shade of tree.
It's Mio-chan. She's "Nishizono Mio", thus Mio-chan.
The courtyard is her favorite spot, she's reading under the shade of tree even in holiday.
Haru-chan, who is standing right in front of Mio-chan, says...

Haruka
"Mio-chin, do something!"

Komari
"Fueeeee!?"

So her "bombastic instant solution" is just asking Mio-chan....


Nishizono
"I'm afraid I can't do anything much with such sudden notice..."

Mio-chan murmured, seemed to be a little troubled by Haru-chan's request.

Kud
"Nishizono-san, haroo. Are you in the middle of reading?"

Nishizono
"Yes.... It's right in the middle of a very good part."

Maybe we came in a bad timing....

Komari
"Mio-chan, we're really sorry for disturbing you..."

Nishizono
"Please do not mind."

She answered me while closing her book.

Nishizono
"So, what do you want from me?"

Haruka
"Errm, that..."

Haru-chan started to explain while thinking.

Haruka
"First, I went to play to Kud-kou's room."

Nishizono
"Yeah."

Haruka
"Ah, before that I was watching the TV.... They were playing two-man comedy. And then, I thought, maybe it'd be interesting to play two-man comedy with Kud-kou."

Nishizono
"Hmm."

Haruka
"Ah, that's right! Let's do it, manzai!"

Komari
"Fueeeee!? Th- That's completely different!!"

Haru-chan's story is totally off the rail.

Nishizono
"...can we just return to the room problem already?"

And then, that's the reaction Mio-chan would come to after all....

Haruka
"Such cold reaction!? Aight, that's not good at all!! Get yourself together!!"

Nishizono
"Sigh."

The two of them started to synchronize.

Kud
"Ah, Komari-san. The swallows are flying away."

Komari
"Howaa, you're right~"

There are a lot of small birds in the courtyard too, it's so soothing.
I sit on the grass alongside with Kuu-chan.
Behind us, Haru-chan and Mio-chan are still continuing their business.

Haruka
"And so, you should immediately retort whatever I say!!"

Nishizono
"Hello, bomber."

Haruka
"....so."

Nishizono
"What the heck?"

Whack!

Haruka
"I- It's Haru-chin!"

Nishizono
"Mio Bomber here."

Haruka
"Together we are..."

Nishizono
"What the heck."

Whack!


Haruka
"We just can't synchronize our comedy act at aaaalllll!!!"

The two of them are still doing it.

Nishizono
"I thought I am supposed to retort as soon as you said something."

Haruka
"Ugh... Mio-chin, you're doing that on purpose, aren't you..."

Nishizono
"So you finally notice."

Haruka
"Whaaat!? To think that you're toying with me... Haru-chin's depression is totally in deep depression!"

Nishizono
"I don't understand whatever you just said."

Mio-chan sighed as she got tired of it.

Kud
"Japaniizu comedy is really deep, isn't it?"

Komari
"Umm, I don't really get it.... I guess it'll be better if we just talk normally..."

Haruka
"Ugh... And I thought... manzai is interesting..."

Kud
"After all, watching it and doing it are completely different. It kyanto bii herupu, don't mind!"

Kuu-chan comforted Haru-chan.

... just like that, talking to everyone,
somehow time passed so fast.

And just like that, we ate dinner together, and returned to our respective rooms.
When I open the door, it's dark inside.
Maybe Saa-chan is still eating dinner.

Komari
(Uhhmm, I guess I'm a little bit tired.)

I should sleep early today.
When I think about it....

Komari
"Howaa!"

The empty space on the closet enters my vision.
Today I was supposed to find something to put there....

Komari
(I- I completely forgot about it.... sob)

Sigh, I exhaled.

Komari
(...though, it was fun, so it's fine I guess.)

For once I forgot about that and left downhearted.
But when I remember how fun it was to play with everyone, that is enough to fill me up.

Komari
"Eh?"

On top of my desk, there's a plushie.
....it was a familiar blue penguin.

Komari
"E- Ehh?"

Next to it is a letter.

"This thing I previously saw in your room was dropped behind, so I picked it up.
Please be careful about your laundry, especially your panties.
- Kurugaya."


Komari
"G- Gaaan...."

So it was dropped behind....

Komari
"I'm sorry, Mr. Penguin..."

I didn't notice it at all, that's very horrible of me....
I bow down and apologize, and then put it on the top of the closet.
Sitting next to Mr. Grizzle, it's so perfectly matched.

Komari
"...."

Suddenly I remember about a story. "The Blue Bird"
A story about someone going out to look for a bluebird of happiness, but the bluebird was actually in the house all along.

Komari
(Come to think about it, Mr. Penguin is also blue.)

About what happened today,

Because I didn't have Mr. Penguin with me,
I went to ask Kuu-chan,
Then I met Haru-chan there,
And we played together in the courtyard,
It was fun with everyone.

The happiness I got today, it's all thanks to Mr. Blue Penguin.

It was quite fun.
For me, that is happiness.

There's a lot of "tiny happiness" circulating and flowing in so many things.
Let's find so many "simple" things.
While thinking about it, I opened my notebook.

――On the one page for today, I start to write with my pen.
"A tiny"... "happiness"
By doing that, my note will be full... And I'm sure I'll find lots of happiness. I write as I think so.