Let’s Play Hatoful Boyfriend – Holiday Star! The Day the Night Slept Part 2

007

Announcer

The train will be stopping for a few minutes to wait for signals.

hiyoko

So there are traffic signals in outer space?

nageki2

It would seem so.
Though, one would think that with so much room they could arrange it so that the train would never have to stop.

Yeah.

hiyoko

Oh! Nageki, Nageki!
There’s a station!

We aren’t really trying to get anywhere, anyway.
Want to get off?

nageki2

A station…?
Didn’t they just say we were stopping to wait for signals?

hiyoko

But there’s a platform and everything.
Look, it says “Southern Cross Line – The King’s Station”.

Let’s get off!

nageki2

…all right.
Let’s go.


 

011

Wooooow! It’s wonderful!
It’s like we’re in a fairy tale!

hiyoko

What a pretty town, Nageki!
I’m getting excited already!

nageki3

Indeed.
It’s almost like we’re dreaming.

We are!

hiyoko

We can look around a little, right? Let’s see what there is to see and then get back on the train. It’s not like we’re headed anywhere in particular, after all!

nageki3

That’s true, but… the station’s gone.

hiyoko

?!

I turn around, and the station is indeed gone.
The aged platform has disappeared, leaving only the pale glowing tracks running off into the distance.

hiyoko

Hmm… maybe this is like that thing in adventure games where we can’t leave until we’ve completed some more events?

nageki3

Who knows?
We can’t leave this star for now, anyway.

In that case, we’ll have to see its sights until it’s sorry!

hiyoko

Where do you want to go, Nageki?
We don’t have a map, so should we just wander around?

nageki3

I don’t think the planisphere will help us find our way around this star…

I’m fine with anywhere.
Anywhere you want to go, Miss Tosaka.

So I get to be his escort?
Leave it to me!

hiyoko

Um, my hunter-gatherer instincts are telling me–

???

Excuse me…

012

citizen

You must be guests from away.
Welcome to the Holiday Star!

We were addressed by a somewhat vague-looking dove.
He must be a local?

hiyoko

This is the Holiday Star?

citizen

That’s right.
The Holiday Star.

nageki3

A happy name.

citizen

Very happy, indeed.
We celebrate our holiday, which never ends.
This is a happy star.

This must be your first time here.
Why not go pay your respects to the ruler of this planet, The Dreaming King, our lord?

hiyoko

We’re meeting the King already?!
What a forward King he must be!

nageki3

Is that palace in the distance where he lives?

citizen

Yes, it is.
If you head straight for the light atop its tower you will be there before you know it.

Getting invited to see the king as soon as we arrive is definitely VIP treatment!
Let’s go!


 

013

The palace was impressive on the outside, but it’s even more kingly on the inside.

The citizen we talked to earlier said the king would be in here, but–

The King

His Royal Highness, The King!

014

king1

Hello. I am the King.

Did he just announce himself?
Maybe that’s how they do things around here.

The crowned bird sits himself down on his magnificent throne.

He doesn’t quite seem dignified, or maybe he seems a little humble, or– at any rate, he’s a very forward king.

nageki4

You are The King?

king1

Yes.
The King is the king of this star.

He’s very assertive, in an extremely plain way.

king1

The King asked, are you from the outside?
You have a very nice planisphere.

hiyoko

Yes, we’re from Littledove Hachiman City — from Saint Pigeonation’s.

king1

It sparkles, and is pretty.
The King thought he would like it.

nageki4

This?

hiyoko

That’s so rude! How can you ask for someone’s things as soon as you meet them?
Are you a selfish character, Mister King?

015

king2

-sniff-

nageki4

That was too harsh, Miss Tosaka.
You’ve made The King sad.

He’s kind of a wimpy king.

nageki4

You can’t have this, though.
I was told not to give it to anyone.
I’m sorry.

king1

The King does not mind.
The King is not crying.

The King asked, would you listen to The King’s request, instead?

hiyoko

Request?

king1

The King and his people are troubled.
Troubled by the new restaurant at the edge of the Crystal Forest.

hiyoko

I would think that restaurants opening at a tourist draw would be perfectly normal…

king1

Birds who go into the new restaurant don’t come out.
They go in, but never come out.

Once they go in, they don’t come back out.
Those who come out can’t go in.
Do you understand?

nageki4

So people are disappearing inside the restaurant?

Well, this got creepy awfully quickly.

king2

The King was very scared. The King cried.
The King asked you, who have come from outside, if you could investigate.

I guess wandering travelers will always get asked to run errands if they talk to the king, no matter where and when they are!

hiyoko

What do you think, Nageki?
Should we accept?

nageki4

We don’t have other plans.
This could kill some time.

An investigation which smacks of intrigue and danger “could kill some time”? You’re awfully bold, Nageki!
I like the cut of your jib.

hiyoko

Understood, Mister King!
Leave it to us!


 

016

We’ve been walking, following The King’s somewhat inexact directions, for about half an hour.

hiyoko

Is this the “Crystal Forest” The King mentioned?

nageki5

There do appear to be crystals.

Of course, with everything in the kingdom as sparkly as it is, this forest really doesn’t stand out at all…

017

citizen2

That is correct. This is the Crystal Forest.

hiyoko

?!

G-g-g-g-g-geez! He startled me!
Doesn’t anyone here know to make their presence known beforehand?!

hiyoko

If this is the Crystal Forest, then the restaurant should be nearby…

???

Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!

018

mirukaku

Happy New Year!

hiyoko

?!?!

mirukaku2

Happy New Year!
(Miru and Kaku are hungry!)

hiyoko

W-w-w-wait!
Miru, Kaku!

What’s wrong?!
Did you suddenly turn into New Year’s characters?
You do realize New Year’s Day is over already too, right?

mirukaku3

mirukaku2

Merry Christmas!
(That’s true.)

mirukaku3

Merry Christmas…
(Miru and Kaku felt lonely because everyone forgot about Christmas…)

mirukaku2

Merry Christmas!
(But Christmas will always live on in Miru and Kaku’s hearts!

Oh, good. It would really be a little much for them to suddenly change themes that soon after being introduced…

nageki5

Do you know those white things?

hiyoko

Oh, right!
You’ve never met them!

They’re Miru and Kaku.
They’re… white things! That look kind of like doves, but aren’t!

nageki5

How vague.

hiyoko

Well, I don’t really know just what they are yet either, to be honest…

nageki5

It’s fine.
I’m Nageki. Nice to meet you two.

mirukaku2

Merry Christmas!
(Nageki! Nageki!
Nice to meet you!)

hiyoko

Anyway, I hadn’t expected to see even you two in this dream.
What are you doing? Are you still looking for trees?

mirukaku3

Merry Christmas…
(No… Miru and Kaku have a terrible problem.
Miru and Kaku are hungry!)

mirukaku2

Merry Christmas!
(Hungry! Hungry!
So Miru and Kaku are going to the restaurant! Yaaaaay!)

hiyoko

No! Wait!

nageki5

…too late.

Miru and Kaku vanish deep into the forest.

This must be another one of those flags!
After them!

black

And so Nageki and I ran through the forest after the disastrously hungry Miru and Kaku.

019

hiyoko

This… is the restaurant Miru and Kaku were headed for, then?

nageki6

The sign says… “Chateau Chukar”?

I have a terrible feeling about this. That name can’t be a coincidence… or maybe it’s just my imagination.

nageki6

Well, if this was the restaurant The King was talking about, we need to investigate…

Nageki looks to me, as if asking what we should do next.

March straight in the front door, of course!

020

hiyoko

It… doesn’t look like a restaurant.

nageki7

A passage, a door, and a sign.
It’s a little plain.

Maybe they’re closed?

The signpost says–

Manager

This shop has many orders.
Please be patient.

hiyoko

…huh?
Does that mean there are a lot of customers, so we might have to wait?

There isn’t anywhere for a queue, though.

hiyoko

What do we do, Nageki?
What if it’s reservation-only?!

nageki7

We’re here as investigators.
I don’t think we need a reservation.

Oh, right!
Let’s keep going.

020

We open the door to reveal an identical plain corridor.
Another door, another sign, and… Miru and Kaku in a bucket.

mirukaku4

Merry Christmas!
(Warm and steamy! Warm and steamy!)

hiyoko

What are you two doing?
Taking a bath?

mirukaku4

Merry Christmas!
(Following instructions!)

nageki7

Look, Miss Tosaka.

Nageki points at the sign.

Management

Please clean yourselves here.

This reminds me of a certain restaurant in Breath of Fire 2. 

hiyoko

How sanitary!
This restaurant must cater to celebrities.

nageki7

…so we may hope.

mirukaku4

Merry Christmas!
(Next room! Next room! Yaaaay!)

Miru and Kaku, looking a little glossier than usual, head through the door.

020

hiyoko

…this place is like an onion. Go further in and it looks exactly the same.

nageki7

There’s another sign, as well.

Management

Please rub this cream into your hands, feet, and face. From the tips of your feathers all the way into your skin.

Cream?
Before eating?

I’ve never been to a high-class restaurant before. Do celebrities always put on moisturizer before eating?

021

mirukaku5

Merry Christmas!
(Creamirukaku!)

They’re covered in it!

mirukaku5

Merry Christmas!
(On to the next room! With excitement and dampness! Yaaaay!)

They run through the door, still covered in the cream.

Oh, dear, they’re leaving footprints…

020

…and, surprise surprise, it’s another passageway with another sign.

Management

All those orders must have been hard to follow. What a pity.

hiyoko

…so then that one that said there were a lot of orders didn’t mean orders to the restaurant, but–

nageki7

Orders from the restaurant, yes.

I’m not taking instructions from some greasy diner! I do what I want!

Management

This is the last order.
Please rub this salt all over your bodies.

hiyoko

Salt?
On top of the cream???

Celebrities do some pretty weird stuff!
This would be torture if you had a papercut or something.

mirukaku6

Merry Christmas…!
(Ow! Ow! It’s in my eye!)

hiyoko

Are you two okay?!

nageki7

Cream, salt, and tears… I almost feel bad for the floor.

It is in a rather sorry state now.

mirukaku6

Merry Christmas…

mirukaku7

Merry Christmas!
(But that was the last one!)

mirukaku5

Merry Christmas!
(Miru and Kaku get to eat now! Yaaaay!)

They go into the next room, leaving a trail of salt and sadness.

The janitor will probably have a nervous breakdown…

nageki7

The sign, Miss Tosaka.

hiyoko

Huh?

nageki7

There’s more written on it.

Management

We are so sorry for all that. You did very well. Now, go ahead.

We’ll be so happy to have you for dinner.

hiyoko

Well, that ended on an awfully polite note!

nageki7

…you think so?

hiyoko

It says they’ll be happy to have us, see?

nageki7

Polysemy is a terrible thing.

Contextually it’s probably obvious but “polysemy” is “multiple meanings”. I’d never heard this before. What was my university education even for?

Nageki stares at me coldly.

St-stop it!
You’ll leave a hole!

nageki7

You are reading ‘have you’ to mean ‘have you over’, yes?

hiyoko

I… suppose so? What else would it mean?

nageki7

What does it mean to have something for dinner, Miss Tosaka?
I think it means Miru and Kaku are the main course.

WHAT!!!

hiyoko

Oh, no! Thanks for the explanation!
Now we need to hurry!

023

hiyoko

Comin’ through!

The passage from the entrance leads straight into the kitchen?!
This is a bit much!

024

mirukaku4

Merry Christmas!
(Ow! Ow!)

They’re being boiled!

hiyoko

A-are you two okay?!

mirukaku4

Merry Christmas…!
(This bath is too hot! Can’t they turn it down a little?)

nageki7

It looks like we’re in time.

hiyoko

Wait just a minute, you two!
I’ll have the temperature down in no time, and then you can enjoy your bath!

???

My, you are noisy. Are you with them?

025

hiyoko

I knew it would be you!

Does your cruelty know no bounds, even in dreams, Doctor?!
Why can’t you at least be nice while I’m asleep?!

shuu2

 

Do you not think I should behave in your dreams how you would expect me to?

I guess so, but…

shuu2

Now, then… it is not yet your turn.
May I ask you to be quiet while you wait?

Also, it would appear that you have not followed all of the instructions. Please return to the entrance and start over.

nageki8

He has a knife, Miss Tosaka.
Let’s get out of here.

hiyoko

Humans who’d be scared of a butterknife like that died out ages ago!

hiyoko

Don’t worry, Nageki! I can handle this!

026

hiyoko

Take this! Right Golden Lightning Spiral Kick!

shuu2

…not only do you not follow orders, but you also damage my hardwood floor?

He dodged it…?

nageki8

Miss Tosaka, watch out!

shuu2

You have not adequately cleaned yourself, but there is no helping it.
Become sashimi.

red

gameover

Let’s try that again. If you recall Shuu is disabled in one of his… wings, as was mentioned in BBL. So one side he can counter, but in the other…

026

hiyoko

Take this! Legendary Left Tempest Uppercut!

shuu2

 

Gah!

hiyoko

Hahaha! I knew you were weak on your right side, Doctor!

nageki8

Know the enemy and you need not fear the result of a hundred battles, eh?

shuu2

Agh… I had not… accounted for this… I did not expect a human as strong as you… to come to the restaurant…

nageki8

We’ll be taking Miru and Kaku back now.

hiyoko

And you’re closing this restaurant!
You’ve been making The King worry, you know!

shuu2

Hohoho… very well.
I shall defer to your impressive physique.

Don’t worry. I shall spend some time coming up with a new way of harvesting ingredients.

He’s not even trying to hide the fact that he’s planning to be back open soon…

hiyoko

Make sure you get permission from The King before you reopen, okay?


 

019

 

nageki6

That’s it for that, then.

hiyoko

Yup!

Are you okay, Miru? Kaku?

mirukaku8

Merry Christmas!
(Miru and Kaku are warm and steamy!)

Merry Christmas!
(And Miru and Kaku got to eat the vegetables from the bath!)

nageki6

They’re still a little on the rare side.
That’s good.

mirukaku8

Merry Christmas!
(Miru and Kaku are going to burn off some calories now! Yaaaaay!)

Some people just never slow down.

???

Aah, I’m so hungry… and to be hungry is to be sad…

027

ryuuji

Oh my, a restaurant!

hiyoko

Wait, no, don’t go in!

ryuuji

Hm?
What’s wrong?

nageki6

You can’t go in here.
It’s closed right now.

ryuuji

Wh-what?!

No… and I thought I would finally get to eat some corn…

hiyoko

The King thought this restaurant was suspicious… you aren’t from around here, are you?

ryuuji

No, I’m not. I’m a migrant.
I’m on a journey, now…

nageki6

A journey…?
Did you come here on the train, sir?

ryuuji

Yes, that’s right. I’d never seen this star before, so I decided to look around.
Aaah, journeys are so wonderful! So many things to see!

…but being hungry is terrible.
It makes me so sad.

Me too, Snufkin.

ryuuji

I suppose I’ll keep looking for food, then.
Goodbye.

Nageki and I watch the migrant wander back into the forest.

If he’d been five minutes earlier, he might have ended up on a spit…

nageki6

A lucky fellow.

hiyoko

Definitely!

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