The Last Stage
Yui: Hey, mum. I’d always wanted to ask you something but I never had the courage to ask because I’m afraid to hear the answer.
MC: Today we have a special guest. I’m a big fan of hers.
MC2: She’s a now Japan’s phenomenon. Are you ready to meet her?
MC: Nisato Yui-chan
Mc: You’ve cut your hair short!
Yui: Yes! I wanted to change my air and also to get into my character.
Mc2: Oh yeah, you’ve got the leading role in the drama series. (Small text: So cute!)
Yui: Yes! I’m here to promote my new drama.
MC: You’re so direct to the point! (Small text: Haha!) / Right now you’ve been busy with modelling and shooting your drama, so do you get any rest?
Yui: That’s true. Right now I don’t really have time for myself.
Kazuki: Do you want me to bring her here?
Kazuki: You haven’t seen her in a while.
Nanako: …Nakai-kun / You don’t need to. It’s not like I’m dying or what.
Kazuki: Is that so?
Nanako: Thanks for visiting me even though you’re busy.
Kazuki: How are you then?
Nanako: Thanks for your concern; I’ll be back to work soon. / The last time that I took leave since I’ve started working in this industry was when I gave birth to Yui. / God might want me to have some rest.
Kazuki: Haha, didn’t expect you to talk about god! (Small text: The wonders of sickness!)
Nanako: What do you take me for?
Kazuki: The Terminator?
Nanako: I still have my weak side like any other human. (Small text: That’s rude to say that!) / By the way, you also have some guts in my eyes. / Since you’d dated Yui who doesn’t say out what she really wants, just like me, the Terminator.
Kazuki (thinking): So she does know about us. (Small text: It was a scoop too.)
Nanako: Hey Nakai-kun, whose path is that girl trying to follow?
Nanako: The life of Nisato Yui is only in her hands.
Kazuki: One might live for others but not live the life of others.
Nanako: Both Yui and Aki really need to be looked after. / Why can’t they accept each other’s good sides? / By the way, are you really bringing Aki to Africa?
Nanako: Don’t joke with me! Aki’s got the talent that can bring her to the world’s stage. / To come this far…
Kazuki: No worries, Nanako-san. You know it best what her answer is.
Staff 1: We’ll have a ten minute break!
Staff 2: Yui-san, you’ve got an interview with a magazine.
Staff 3: Huh? A photo session while having a break? Your schedule is sure tight!
Yui (thinking): All these busy schedule is just an excuse. I don’t have the courage to face mum yet. I’ll slowly do what I’m able to do first…
Yui (thinking): Because it seems to be the terms I set in order to face mum.
Nanami: Oh Yui!
Yui: You’ve finished shooting, Nanami?
Nanami: Yup! I thought you had a day off today. (Small text: Long time no see. I didn’t get lots of work.)/ By the way, you’re just roommates for a short while, you wouldn’t take a day off just for that tower gal?
Yui: Huh? What are you talking about?
Nanami: Don’t you know? She’s going to Paris today, isn’t she? That Aki.
Nanami: Yup! Yesterday she came in to the office to say her goodbyes. Finally, the pain in the neck is gone! It feel much better, right Yui?
Nanami: Eh.. I ..I don’t know. May be at one.
Yui (thinking): Why?
Yui (thinking): Why didn’t you tell me?
Staff: Hi, I’m Yokota, the photographer. Nice to meet you.
“Why don’t you quit modelling?”
Yui (thinking): I did say bad things to her. / but even if I knew, I’d still be busy with work. / I wouldn’t make it after work. / But it’s not like we won’t see each other for life.
Staff 1: Sorry.
Staff 1: Seems like there’s a technical problem here. Please wait a moment.
Staff 2: For how long?
Staff 1: I can’t tell. I’m really sorry.
“I came from Jikusenoshima to be a model.”
“I’m Yanakida Aki, from the same agency.”
“I really want to walk on the same stage with Yui.”
“You too work hard, Yui!”
Yui: I’m sorry, but I’m going out for a while.
Kazuki: Yui! Wanna go for a ride? / Heading to the airport, right?
Yui: For heaven’s sake, why didn’t you tell me!
Kazuki: I was told not to tell you. She said that if she sees you, she’ll be lonely and will hesitate. By the way, is it okay for you to wear that dress out? (Small text: It’ll get dirty.)
Yui: How about you? Are you sure?
Kazuki: About what? (Small text: I’m wearing my clothes though.)
Yui: Aren’t you taking her to Africa?
Yui: Don’t “oh” at me. (Small text: Everyone of you are just so feeble).
Kazuki: So do you really think that she would throw away her modelling and follow me?
Yui: Why did you even ask her when you know the answer? That really disturbed her.
Kazuki: I also do have my weak moments. I’m worried whether I’ll be eaten up by the lions or get a bad stomach from drinking the water there. / And you also said that “it has nothing to do to you”.
“Actually it has nothing to do to you!”
Yui: So lame.
Kazuki: Yeah, but…
Kazuki: Even if I’ll hesitate, worry, or fail, I don’t care about how I’ll end up. But if I have to forget that feeling of striving, I’d rather go to Africa to not forget it.
Kazuki: Ain’t that cool?
Yui: So you’re not sending her off?
Kazuki: Yeah, just say goodbye for me.
Yui: Go and say it yourself.
Kazuki: Just joking, don’t take it seriously. Hope you’ll meet her.
Yui: All along, I can only be like a Panda that calls the customer’s attention that couldn’t even fulfill mum’s dream.
Kazuki: Yui, Nanako-san …
Yui: But, there’re still girls that admire me for being like that. A girl said she wants to be like me. (Thinking: If I could give others a dream, even if it’s a small dream)
Yui: I want to shine near them. (Thinking: I’ve went through a lot, but I know that I’ve chosen the right path to be a model and overcome all those doubts.) I won’t deny the past, including breaking up with you.
Yui: Because of the past, there’s the me right now!
“Actually you wanted to invite Yui, right?”
Aki: I know it! That time you saw me crying that’s why you asked me! Plus you’re drunk. / But even it’s a lie, I’m happy.
Kazuki: It’s not a lie.
Aki: Stop it. Wait I’ll want to follow you and you’ll just be disappointed.
Kazuki: May be, cause it’s not like you.
Aki: That really disturbed me to the point that I scream out loud. I didn’t know what’s right to choose but when I think of myself walking on the runway,
Aki: Somehow, my heart skipped!
“That’s why I decided to go to Paris.”
Kazuki: May be we are all attracted to that determination of yours, both me
Kazuki: And Yui.
“Kazuki: She said her flight is at 1.30 pm.”
Yui: oh god! Where is she!? (Small text: I can’t reach her cell phone and I’m super tired now.)
Yui (thinking): I already came all the way here but I won’t get to meet her?
Aki: Are you alright?
Aki: YUI!!!!!! How are you?? don’t tell me you’re here to send me off? (Small text: You cut your hair? I couldn’t recognise you!) / I kept this a secret cause I don’t wanna part with tears but still I’m happy.
Yui: I’m here to tell you off a little.
Yui: How dare you shattered all my feelings. You came like a storm, wrecked my world and run off. I despise you. Just get the hell off to Paris or wherever! That’s it.
Aki: That’s not just a little. (Small text: I didn’t hear your scolding for quite sometime!)
Yui: Take care.
Aki: Wait, Yui.
Yui: Actually I’ve always been jealous of you. / The you who chase after your dream is really bright. / I’ll try to chase after it too though I’ll won’t be as straightforward as you. Cause finally I’ve found my place where I can stand up right.
Yui: Aki, I’m glad to know you. (Thinking: Cause Aki, you’ve made me like myself bit by bit. Therefore,)
Aki: We’re friends, right? / We’re still friends, right?
An announcement for the passengers for the flight to Paris to board the plane.
Yui: Are you crazy?
Yui: We’re gonna be friends “forever”, aren’t we?
Yui (thinking): Our story has just begun, right?
Yui: Aki has just left, mum.
Yui: So you can come up to the rooftop already? (Small text: Cold >__<)
Nanako: Yeah, I’m so bored to the point that I’ll turn into a fossil.
Yui: When will you be discharge?
Nanako: Probably quite sometime.
Yui: Mum, did you regret withdrawing from Paris Fashion Week?
Nanako: A bit since it was what I bet my whole life on.
Yui: Kay, I’m going back.
Nanako: Where are you going? (Small text: So why did you come here for?)
Yui: To work, of course. Who do you think I am?
Nanako: Who then?
Yui: Nisato Yui, Japan’s famous and leading model. Lots of work.
Yui: Many people are waiting for me.
Nanako: There’s one thing that I never regretted.
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Nanako: To give birth to you, Yui.
Yui (thinking): To live a life that’s me, toward the unknown future… I’ll walk on my own runway.
Yui: Mum, Shall we come back and live together?