The end bell rings.
Four o'clock in the evening.
This is the time when producers and artisans finish their work and start talking about where to go for a drink today.
'Well, you two. Have a safe trip.
Loretta and I departed from the sunny pavilion again to collect sponsorship for the festival.
Ginette and Magda can't come with us because the restaurant is still open for business.
I'm not sure if it's ...... just me and Loretta. ............
In the twilight of the evening.
Loretta and I.
Heading for ..................
'Brother!I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure you'll be able to do it.
I don't want to .......
We're going to the bricklayer's.
Estella was supposed to take over for me,......, but this ............, this Loretta who wants to get involved in everything,....... ......
It's not a problem.
-- ...... I want to tell her to leave me out of this. No, I said it. It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're doing. ...... But it didn't work.
'Don't worry!I'm here for you, big brother!
I'm going to get into a lot of trouble because of ...... you're attached to me. ............ I hope you don't write "attached" as "possessed". ......
I'm not sure what to say.
I'm not sure what to do, but I'm sure it's a good idea.
'Please don't work too hard. If anything happens to Mr. Yashiro, ...... I'll be in trouble.
These kind words are sinking in.
So, why don't you put a collar on Loretta and tie her to a post somewhere to keep her from running off?
Who the hell are you? The person who recommended Loretta for the committee is ............ me, me ......
He gently handed me a two-and-a-half-headed figure of me that he had made.
'I don't want it!
'You're not cute!
'No, it's cute!
'I'm talking about an objective point of view, not a subjective one!
Why should I be healed by thinking my own self-made figure is cute.
''You can lend me Jeannette's one anyway.
'Yashiro-san is quick to peek inside your skirt, so no.'
Ginette's mouth twitched and she vetoed the idea.
Stupid thing!These figures are all about peeking up skirts!
It starts and ends with pants!That's what figures are for!
Yeah. I have to tell you this!
'Listen, Jeannette. A figure begins and ends with pants. ......'
'Big brother, let's go quickly!
............ broke my story.
Loretta, I'm going to pull your cheek pouches out later.
'Okay, I'll go.
'Okay. Have a good day.
I'll explain to Jeannette what a figure is later, but for now, our first priority is to raise sponsorship.
We need to fill the long stretch of the planned street with stalls, candles, and revelers.
We still need a few more vendors to make this happen.
Maybe we can have an exhibit. A trade show for our products. A sort of company expo held around the Messe could be a lot of fun. 'I didn't know there was such an industry in the 42nd district.
Bricks would be perfect for this.
'I'm looking forward to it, big brother!
'Well, if we have brick planters and potted plants, they'll make good souvenirs and we can expect some sales.
'No!It's the ghost!
'............ Get to work, will you?'
'Yes, sir!I'll do my best to investigate the ghost!
...... Doesn't this girl remember her purpose?
'I'm asking you to do the work of the executive committee.
'It's the job of the committee, to investigate the ghosts.'
'Because Mr. Paula was scared of it!I want to figure it out and get rid of the fear!
Hey ...... this guy.
'Hey, you're really into this ...... thing, are you working hard for Paula?'
After letting out a snort, Loretta showed a slightly embarrassed expression.
'Paula-san is the one who gave me the job.
In a whispered voice, but with a clear tone, Loretta cracked her face.
'I couldn't even find a job as a slum dweller anywhere, but Paula was the only one who gave me a hand. He said, "We'll hire you.
I see. Now it makes sense.
The reason why Loretta is so involved with Paula is ......
I'm sure you'll be glad to hear that.
...... I guess it's because she feels like a younger sister who adores her older sister.
In the event that you've got a lot of money, you'll be able to use it to buy a lot of things. That was Paula.
That's why, no matter how much she is mistreated or shouted at, when Loretta sees Paula, she gets involved with her happily.
It's not like Paula hates her with all her heart, either. You can tell that by looking at her.
That's why he's so desperate.
He wants to live up to his sister's expectations.
Maybe he wants to be accepted.
You might be able to help him out a little with his efforts,.......
It's a good idea to catch the ghost and find out why it's wandering!And if you can, you can help make the festival more fun!
...... I don't know if that's possible!
I'm not sure what to do.You'll get possessed!
'Hey, guys, are you jealous? "Oh!
You're so excited, ghost!
I'm sure they don't resent you, do they?
'This is going to be fun!
'Don't desecrate the ghost!
If you're going to haunt them, only Loretta can haunt them. ...... I have nothing to do with this!
''Then, big brother!I'm going to start investigating the rumored district right away!
'We're going to see the bricklayer!Don't lose sight of our objective!'
'Yeah!Just for a minute!Just a little bit, please!
'It's just a little bit of searching for the ghost, encountering it, listening to its story, and promising to help with the festival in exchange for making it go away!
'You're involved in all this!What are you doing making arbitrary plans?
'I'm an executive committee member!
...... I'll expel him from the executive committee. ...... I put him there. ...... Oh, Paula, I know exactly how you feel. Wow. This is ...... annoying.
'Just get to the bricklayer!If we don't get a move on, we're going to lose a lot of daylight.'
'Oh!I see what you mean!If you're looking for ghosts, you're looking for them after dark, right?
'No, you're not!
Why are you assuming I'm going to look for it?
I'm not going to get involved!
I'm not going to go looking for ghosts!I'm not going!
--That was the last thing I ever said to .................., and I'm not kidding. I'm not kidding!
I'm not going to go looking for ghosts!
............ I'm an exception.
I'm an exception. While we're talking like that, it's already the main street.
The bricklayers' district is a little further.
I think Loretta's face is getting excited. ...... Should I really have put a collar on her?
It's a good idea to keep your eyes and ears open.
And as soon as she enters the area in question, she opens her arms and says in a high-pitched voice: 'Come out, ghost!
'Come out, ghost!Show yourself before us and tell us all about your grudges and unrequited love!
'What are you doing?
'Don't be so irresponsible!
''And you're throwing everything at me!
It's a great way to get the most out of your time and money. ...... I'm seriously dismissing this guy.
'Don't be an idiot, let's get going!
'No!I want to see a ghost!It'll be fun!
'It's not interesting!I'm so scared!You're going to pee your pants!
'There's a demand for that, Regina-san said!
'What are you blowing into me, that stupid pharmacist!
We might have to seriously consider banning him from the Sunlit Pavilion.
'I want to see it, I want to see it, I want to see it, I want to see it!
'Are you a child?
'I am a child!I'm my brother's child!
'You're not my child!
'I'm my brother's child!I don't care what anyone says, I'm my brother's child!
'!This conversation will be misunderstood if anyone else hears it, so let's not do it!
'Then, are you looking for a ghost?
'That's not the same as this!
'I want to see it, I want to see it, I want to see it, I want to see it!
Oh, you're annoying!
'I thought you wanted to investigate ghosts for Paula!
'I don't care about Paula!I want to see it because it looks interesting!
Give me back my little bit of excitement, you bastard!
It's a good idea to take a look at the website and see if you can find any useful information.
...... There's really no one here.
It's a good thing that you're not the only one. ......
It is said that people often see ghosts in deserted places like this.
............ Of course, it is a prerequisite that there is no such thing as a real ghost, because the preconceived notion of scary is just making something irrelevant, trivial, and meaningless look like that. There is no such thing as a ghost.
'Ah!Big brother!Something shadowy just crossed the corner over there!
It's just my imagination!You're looking at it wrong!It's a cat or something!
'I'll go check it out!
'Why didn't you go see if a shadow crossed your path?Big brother, if big tits were shaking, he'd go check it out!
'What kind of selfish image are you giving me?
'Regina-san said so.
'Really, I'll blow you away, that stupid pharmacist!
I decided that if I ever met him again, I'd give him an endless decapitation, and I walked down a narrow, empty alley.
There's a bricklayer living just ahead. Almost there.
'Oh, turn there!That's the most common place for sightings!
'When did you start collecting information?
'I've been asking around to customers at work!
'Do your job!
That's why you were fired from Cantar Chica, you bastard!
'But everyone seemed to like this kind of talk, and gave me lots of information.
'I hope they're all haunted. I want everyone who's ever been involved with you to get hurt!Except me!
'Big brother, you're really scared. Regina said you might be aiming for the 'moe' line.
'That guy only talks about unnecessary things.
'You're so cute, big brother. I want to sleep with you in my arms!I thought you'd be happy if I said ......, Regina said .......'
'You, really, shut up or I'll stuff your cheek pouches with raw vegetables until you can't talk anymore.
'What?How do you know about my cheek pouches?I've never told anyone about them!
I just thought that hamster people might have them.
'My brother's s*x!
I've never had anyone call me a b*tc* with cheek pouches before, me.
I'm sure you'll be happy to know that I'm not the only one who's had it.You have such a hobby, as Regina-san said, don't you?
'You, no contact with Regina for a while!
I didn't realize it was so contaminated. ......
Regina...... be careful, that guy.
'I'll have to report it to the manager.
'Hey idiot, stop it!You'll get a weird misunderstanding!
'Then I'll keep the manager in the dark and go look for the ghost!
...... irritated ............
'I want to see it, I want to see it, I want to see it!I want to see the ghost!
Oh, God, I can't. ............ I'm going to yell.
......, the voice that yelled with all its might was interrupted by someone else's yelling.
What is it?
When I turned around, I found myself at the entrance of a brick workshop.
The shouting seemed to come from inside this .
'...... Are you a ghost?'
'Of course not. Let's go in.'
'Yes, sir!...... I'm interested in this one too. It's a holy place.
...... Maybe this guy needs to be disciplined once and for all.
Anyway, Loretta and I walked into the brickworks.
You can hear the voices of men arguing about something.
One is an old man, the other a young man.
As she walks through the yard piled high with clay and red clay, she sees a building with a large entrance that is completely open.
The voice came from inside the building.
It seemed to be a large kiln, probably for firing bricks.
'Hey, brother. There's a person there.
Loretta points to two men, just as she imagined from the voice, facing each other and arguing.
A silver-haired man with a sturdy body and a stubborn-looking craftsman's temperament, and a young man with a sleek impression. The young man has silky silver hair,......, and is, unfortunately, quite handsome.
'It's the only way to save the workshop!
'I don't want to make bricks for the sake of it!Why don't you understand?
'Why don't you understand that you won't be able to make those bricks!
'It's you who doesn't understand!
'No, it's you!
'Oh, um, ......'
I called out to the two men who were arguing furiously.
I was very reluctant to do so, but it was my job.
'Who are you?
The craftsman-like old man glared at me with a very scary face.
...... I shouldn't have called out to him!
'It's nothing. I'm sorry to bother you.
Yeah. Let's go back.
It's a bad day.
Negotiations are bound to break down under these circumstances. Yes, come back, come back.
'Do you have a minute?
Almost as soon as I turned on my heel, Loretta stepped in front of them.
Can't you read the air?
You're giving off such a bad vibe that the air looks like the words 'Don't touch, it's dangerous!
'What are you arguing about?If you want, you can talk to us.
'...... Who are you people?
'We're me and my brother!
That doesn't explain a thing, Loretta.
'...... I see. No, you've been caught in an embarrassing situation.
The craftsman was convinced?
It's a good idea to have a good idea of what you're looking for and how to get it. I don't know the details, but it's all your fault. I support the old man.
'I don't know about you, but kids should listen to their parents. Until they're on their own.'
'Oh!You know what you're talking about, kid!
My anti-handsome guy DNA was starting to kick in, and the old man seemed to have made a good impression on me.
He walked up to me, shook my hand, and slapped me on the shoulder. I guess he was extremely happy that I agreed with him.
'Why don't you tell him too, you stupid son of a b*tc*?
'I'll take care of it.
I took a brave step forward and said to the silver-haired young man.
'A handsome man is destined to accept a few difficulties!
''Oh, you're just being backward, so you can just pass it off left and right.
d*mn you, Loretta!You're on the shoulders of a handsome man?
Is it the face?Is face the deciding factor?
''Loretta ......, were you also a handsome man supreme ......?
'Nah!It's not like that!It's not that I don't like it, it's just that my brother's prejudice was clearly on display when he said that. ............ I don't care about faces, I just want someone I can rely on like him. I'm sure you'll be able to understand that I'm not the only one.
I'm sure you're not the only one who feels this way.
Well, no offense to ............ you, Loretta. What you just said completely negates my looks, okay?I'm a little torn up, you know.
What is it with you people?It's not like you can just show up out of nowhere and interfere in other people's family affairs,......, it's insane!
'You don't need common sense to deal with a handsome guy!
'I'm sorry. Big brother, he's just a little sad.'
Hey, Cora, Loretta. ...... I'll talk to you later, okay?
'Anyway, it's none of your business. Please don't interrupt me!
A handsome man says the right thing.
I wonder why. It's a good argument, but you think, 'Don't let a good-looking guy give you a good argument! You might be thinking: ......
'Anyway, I don't want to make any bricks other than the ones I'm satisfied with!Even if it means that this brick workshop will go under!
What ......?What did you just say?
The brickworks is going under?
Well, ............, I can't have that, can I?
I have a bad feeling about this. I've got a bad ...... feeling that I'm being pulled in by some ...... unseen force. ......... ...
Suddenly, Loretta raises her voice loudly.
I'm not sure what any of this means, but I think I get it!
You'll be able to find a lot more information on the web at ...... why you can say such contradictory things?
In short, the two of you have clashed head-on, and now the brickworks is on the verge of survival!
'...... Well, to put it plainly, yes.'
'My late son is in trouble because he's clueless.
'You're the one who doesn't know!
The father and son were about to argue again, but Loretta interceded like an inquisitor at the South Town Magistrate's Office.
'Both sides have made their points!
Even though neither side has said a single word yet?
'Let's hear what each side has to say.
You don't understand what I'm saying.
'And I'm going to get rid of the rift between you two!
That's a big step. ...... You're supposed to be stirring things up.
'There you are, big brother!
I was convinced at this point.
It was at this moment that the premonition I had felt earlier became a reality.