Welcome back, friends! Today we're going to proceed with Okosan's romantic route part 2: term 2! Can we finally make our way into Okosan's frenzied heart!?
"Aaah! I knew I should have gotten up when I first woke up!"
"I slept too late!
School starts today, right?
I'm gonna be late!"
"Oh, hello, Tosaka!"
"Sir! I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I overslept!"
"...aaah! My homework! I forgot to bring my homework!"
"Aren't you getting a little bit ahead of yourself, Tosaka?"
"What's the number in the top left-hand corner say?"
He's referring of course to the date: August 30th.
"You're just a little bit early."
"Though, since you're here...
Could you lend me a hand for a bit, Tosaka?"
"Lend you a hand?"
"I was about to start grading the freshmens' exams, and I thought maybe you could help, if you don't have something else."
"...of course, you have a test in September, so if you want to go and study in the library..."
Nanaki does so much to invite you to help him out and spend time with him. Maybe we'll do your route next, sensei.
"...forgive me, sir, but I need to go home. I must return to my people with the spoils of war, lay my bloodied sword at the feet of my great king, and celebrate my conquest of all the lands from here to distant Macedonia."
"Oh? Have fun!"
"Umm, good morning, everyone.
I hope you had fun over the summer?"
(Okosan is always having fun!)
"What is this 'fun'?"
It's funny because he seems like a grump, but he might genuinely not know what the japanese word for 'fun' is.
"Once summer's over, time starts slipping by faster than ever. Try to stay focus... ed..."
"Focus, sir! Focus!"
Huh? Is that...
"A student ID?"
Whose is it? Someone from 2-2?
...not a name I recognize.
Should I go find their classroom?
They might already have gone home, though...
Well, any teacher will do, right?
"Hello, Hiyoko. Did you forget to turn in your homework...?"
"I found someone's ID card, sir.
It's someone from 2-2... I thought I should take it here."
"Oh? Thank you, Hiyoko, I can take care of it."
"What is it?"
"Nothing, just... you did find this today, right, Tosaka?"
"Yes. In the corridor just outside..."
"This student has been absent since the middle of June...
So then, was the card lying there all summer?
Nobirdie noticed it?
It's awfully clean, though...
Shouldn't it at least be dusty?
"Anyway, I'll take care of it.
Thank you, Tosaka."
Today is volleyball day!
"Have at you!"
Hiyoko leveled up!
Vitality increased by 5!
(A beautiful autumn day for all doves!)
"You're in a good mood, Okosan."
(Okosan was granted a vision in his dreams!)
(A vision from Lord Pudi himself! Do you know the legend of Lord Pudi, Hiyoko!?)
(Clad in feathers of the purest white, his golden pudding steed shining like the sun itself...!)
I never learned about this in World Religions class.
"At last he returns to his lost home, guiding the pigeons to the pure, promised land!"
(Yes! Yes! Hiyoko knows the legend!)
(The Lord of Pudding appeared in Okosan's dreams! The pudding must be nearby!)
(Okosan believes that one day Hiyoko might meet the Pudding Lord, too!)
(Okosan must now go! Farewell!)
Okosan zooooms away.
And he's gone.
What was that Lord of Pudding thing...?
Today's the school festival!
Our class decided to do a maid cafe. I'm not scheduled to work til tomorrow, so... I have today off!
I don't have anything to do, so I guess I'll look around.
This festival just hands you off to whoever you've been trying to date. It doesn't ask your opinions at all.
Anyway, THE SCREEN SHAKES.
(Unhand Okosan! Unhand him at once!)
An all-too familiar battlecry emanates from one corner of the classroom.
"Hiyoko! Just in time!"
I had forgotten about this..............
(Unhand Okosan or face the consequences!)
"Okosan's on duty today but...
He doesn't like the dress."
The screen shakes.
"Aaah... this is kind of looking like something PETA would start a protest over."
(Okosan refuses these constricting garments!
REAL MEN FIGHT IN THE NUDE!)
"You can't go commando in a maid cafe!"
Look, it suits you!"
I whip out my mirror and hold it in front of him.
The screen shakes.
It shakes again.
"...he seems awfully..."
"He's trying to court his own be-maided reflection...!?"
"Well, apparently that was a pretty common thing for pigeons, back in the day..."
He's never tried to court me...
I guess I'm not as attractive as maid-Okosan.
Sort of like Narcissus...?
For someone whose Wisdom is stuck at 1, you know an awful lot of stuff, Hiyoko.
Today is track day! We'll be timing each other today, so I've made sure to prepare to be in top shape!
"Why's the doctor here?"
"You didn't know? I'm in charge of nutrition for all the athletic clubs. Your advisor asked me to bring steroids today, but..."
(Okosan has no need for those!)
(Bring Okosan pudding, or bring nothing at all!)
"...as you can see, your captain doesn't want them."
"I prepared this just for him, and I'd really like to see how his body will react to it..."
(Okosan said he doesn't want it!
It smells weird!)
(Have Hiyoko drink it instead!)
Thanks for having us take the dive for you, Okosan. That's great friendship material.
"Whatever. Anything to make the doctor get lost!
What are you doing?!
That's not for humans!"
(Okosan knew he could trust you, Hiyoko! You are his greatest ally!)
"Yuck! What was in that?"
Hiyoko leveled up!
Wisdom increased by 10!
"Hmm... an interesting reaction.
Thank you, this has been most informative.
I'm not sure why, but I think it made me smarter??
"Race you to the other end of the field, Okosan!"
And the two zoom away together.________________________________________
"That's all for today! Finals are coming up soon, so make sure to study hard."
"Yaaaay! ...hey, Okosan?"
(What is it?)
"I've been wondering for a while now... what is the pudding you're searching for?"
(Pudding is pudding, naturally!)
(Might you know where Okosan could find pudding, Hiyoko!?)
I always fuck this one up. Good thing I have a guide handy! It tells me the right answer is the convenience store.
(Indeed!? Okosan goes at once!)
With a zoom, Okosan disappears.
...and he's gone.
(Hiyoko is a liar!
A traitor to the cause!)
....FINE... (The screen shakes.)
"Ow! Okosan, stop!
You're hurting me!"
(There was no pudding!
None at all! Not a trace!)
(Okosan hates you, Hiyoko!)
Noooooo! Why is this happening???
(St. Pigeonations' Institute)
We get our finals back today.
Between midterms and practice exams this whole semester has been nothing but tests...
"You're getting better. Keep it up!"
That's a lie and we both know it.
An interesting thing I only notice this time through is that: Okosan doesn't have a Christmas event! Some of the boys do. Not this time!
So look forward to the next installment of Let's Play Hatoful Boyfriend - Okosan Route Part 3! Which will contain third term, Legumentine's and the ending, and that's about it!