Let’s Play Hatoful Boyfriend – Holiday Star! The Day the Night Slept Part 4

black

After a long and perilous journey over valley and mountain, hill and dale, through dungeons deep and caverns old, Nageki and I arrive at Mount Pudding.

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nageki10

It is even more pudding than its name had led me to imagine.

hiyoko

Looking at it, it… well… I really can’t think of any name other than “Mount Pudding”.

San

Coo, coooooo!

Ryouta

Calm down, San!
Going berserk now won’t fix anything!

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Okosan!
I knew we’d see him here!

hiyoko

I thought Okosan would be here, but I hadn’t quite expected you, Ryouta!

ryouta2

Oh, Hello, Hiyoko!
So you’re here, too? And… Nageki?

nageki10

So it would seem.

ryouta2

I see… I guess you two are together even in this dream, then?

Jealousy rears its ugly head.

hiyoko

We arrived on the same train!
We’re a dynamic duo, on a quest for The King. What about you?

ryouta2

I… guess I’m a Votaress of pudding.

I’m a religious studies student and I’ve never heard this word in my life. You can probably tell by the context what he is (and the nun’s habit) but a votary is someone who is vowed into a religious life. 

And the role comes with a new costume!
This time he gets to be a nun!

hiyoko

So that means Okosan is–

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okosan2

Cooooo!
(Okosan is the beloved deity of Mount Pudding!)

Incidentally, what does he need those things on his back for?

nageki10

Aren’t gods supposed to be calm and composed?

okosan2

Coo, coooooo!
(It is not the time for being calm!
The rain is coming!)

ryouta2

Weather usually changes quickly in the mountains, so if we wait it should be clear again eventually…

okosan2

Cooooo!
(Waiting is not an option!
Okosan’s pudding will be rendered gooey!)

hiyoko

Sounds like the rain would be a problem for you too, Okosan.

nageki10

The King said rain has never fallen here, so there must be something behind it.
It might not go away, even if we wait.

okosan2

Coooo!
(Rain is bad! Okosan shall blow the clouds away!)

ryouta2

You’re never going to get rid of rain clouds by flapping at them, San!

nageki10

And if the clouds get blown down the mountain, The King will be sad.
We need to think of another way.

hiyoko

The clouds are coming from the summit…

Let’s climb the mountain and see what’s up there, Nageki!

nageki10

All right.


 

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Aaah! That was more of a climb than I had expected!

hiyoko

I never realized pudding was this hard to climb up!

nageki11

I suppose it is very slippery.

hiyoko

Are you doing okay, Nageki?
You didn’t get tired?

nageki11

Not at all.
I flew.

This… this is the true separator of birds and men!

hiyoko

Well, we’re at the top…

nageki11

And there’s something suspicious right over there.

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hiyoko

It’s just like in the Inugami clan!

N-Nageki! What do we do?!
This isn’t a fairy tale, this is a murder mystery! It’s Sukekiyo!

nageki11

The corpse upside-down in the water was a diversion by the real culprit.
People get it mixed up all the time, but Inugami Sukekiyo wasn’t the man in the white mask or the corpse in the water.

So this is what the spoiler warning was for!
But even with a warning it’s bad form to go telling people the answers to puzzles in mysteries, Nageki! Don’t do that!

We’ve come upon the spoiler we were warned about in part one. Here’s what moa has to say about it, and the link she gives is this one. You can see the resemblance (WARNING: the image linked above is quite disturbing.)

nageki11

Anyway, if he stays stuck in the caramel for too long, he’ll suffocate.
Let’s help him.

hiyoko

Right! You take one leg, I’ll take the other!


 

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nanaki3

Aaah, I can breathe again at last.
Thank you.

Wow, he’s covered in caramel!
He’s like a walking ant trap!

hiyoko

Umm… we’ve been bumping into people who were at the observation so far, so…

You’re Mister Nanaki… right?

nanaki3

No, that’s not right.
I’m Nemo.

nageki11

Nemo?

hiyoko

So your name is… Nemo?

nanaki3

Yes. Yes, that’s right.
I’m Nemo, and I’ve lost something.

I’ve lost something, and I can’t find it…
So I think I might cry.

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hiyoko

Hey, Nageki… don’t you think that the rain’s getting a little heavier?

nageki11

Definitely.
And more clouds are gathering.

nanaki3

Aaah… where should I look…?
I think I dropped it in this swamp…

I look, and I look, and I don’t find it.
And now I feel sad.

The music fades.

nageki11

The sky sheds tears for you, Mister Nemo.

hiyoko

How poetic!

nageki11

Well, think about where we are.
There’s no need to think realistically.

So to get rid of the clouds maybe we need to solve Nemo’s problem?

hiyoko

What are you looking for, Mister Nemo?
We’ll help you find it!

nanaki3

You will? Really?
That’s so nice of you…

I’ve lost my name.

hiyoko

Y-your name…?!

nageki11

Hence “Nemo”.

“Nemo”, while a cute name, actually means “nobody”, in latin. 

How do you lose your own name…?

nageki11

I just told you, Miss Tosaka.
Logical thought will get us nowhere.

hiyoko

What does your name look like?

nanaki3

Ummm… I wonder what it does look like?

I’ll ask the questions here, bub!

nanaki3

I don’t know. I can’t see anything.

nageki11

Because your eyes are full of caramel?

nanaki3

No, no, that’s not it.
Because I don’t have eyes.

I ate them, you see.

WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nanaki3

If a bird eats its own beak it will die, but if it eats its eyes it will be fine.

hiyoko

N-Nageki…!
Every time Sukekiyo here opens his mouth he does terrible, terrible things to our fairy-tale atmosphere! Everything he says is way too surreal!

nageki11

Not really.
The macabre is a long-standing tradition in fairy tales, after all.

nanaki3

Anyway, I think I heard my name falling into the mud here…

hiyoko

Hmm… but we can’t see anything through this caramel sauce…

Do I just so happen to be carrying any convenient tools perfectly suited for the job?

Umm…

hiyoko

Nageki, I have a pond-fishing set with me!

nageki11

…you keep one of those on your person?

hiyoko

Doesn’t your tummy ever get the rumblies that only raw pond smelt can cure?

nageki11

No.

No one ever understands me… waaaah!

hiyoko

Anyway, maybe we can catch Mister Nemo’s name with this!


 

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hiyoko

I’ve got something!
I’ve got something!

nageki11

That’s impressive, Miss Tosaka.
What is it?

hiyoko

Hang on, I’ll have it up in a second… ha!

Look! An Early Alice!

nageki11

A strawberry in the pudding…?

hiyoko

Mister Nemo!
Your name is Early Alice!

nanaki3

Err… I don’t think it is…
I’m pretty sure that’s not it.

nageki11

Oh, well.

I guess there’s nothing for it.
Catch, release, and try again!


 

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hiyoko

A bite!
This is a big one!

nageki11

It’s certainly pulling quite hard. Here, let me help you.

hiyoko

Please do!
Graaaggghhh!

We got it!

nageki11

This is…

hiyoko

Everbearing Alexandria!

Mister Nemo, Mister Nemo!
Your name is Everbearing Alexandria!

nanaki3

U-um… no… I’m not a strawberry…

Beggars can’t be choosers, Mister Nemo! Geez, how stubborn can you get?!


 

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Nageki and I continue fishing for a while,  but we only ever catch strawberries.

Just what is Mister Nemo’s name?

nanaki3

I guess we’re not finding it…

hiyoko

Don’t start feeling down, Mister Nemo!
You’ll make the rain worse!

nageki11

We might not find it, at this rate.
Maybe we should give you a new one?

hiyoko

A new name for Mister Nemo?
Would that solve the problem?

nanaki3

I hadn’t thought of that…
I guess I’m empty from the eyelids back.

What? That’s all we needed to do?!

hiyoko

A new name, a new name… how about Late Lucy? Early Rosie?

nanaki3

I told you, I’m not a strawberry…

Oh no! I got stuck in strawberry mode by accident!

hiyoko

Umm… hmm… I can’t think of anything…
What about you, Nageki?

nageki11

You’re leaving something that important to me?

hiyoko

It was your idea, right?
You can probably come up with a better one than I could, anyway.

nageki11

Hmmm…

What about… Hitori?

Arrrghhhh musical manipulation!

hiyoko

Hitori?
That’s an odd name.

nageki11

I can’t remember well, but I think… a long time ago, when I was alive, someone very important to me was named Hitori.

nanaki3

Are you sure you want to give me a name that precious to you?

nageki11

I don’t mind. I can’t remember, anyway…
You might as well have it.

nanaki3

Hitori, Hitori… Hitori.
Mmm.

I am Hitori.
Yes, that’s right… thank you.

I can’t see you, but I can tell that you are the two most wonderful birds I have ever met. I won’t ever forget this.

I’m not a bird!

nanaki3

I wonder how I can thank you… do I have anything…?

Oh. Here, let me give you this.
Please take it.

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hiyoko

Aaah! Another pretty stone!

nageki11

It’s a topaz.

nanaki3

I feel very sunny and warm now.
I always have to take a nap in the forest when I feel like this…

The thoroughly carameled Hitori (nee Nemo) happily leaves the mountain.

nageki11

The rain has stopped.
The King and the guardian deity won’t have to worry about it now.

hiyoko

The King is probably shaking and crying in his castle right about now.
Let’s go give him the good news!


 

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hiyoko

Your highness! Your highness!
We’re back!

nageki4

We’re not exactly going into a friends’ house, Miss Tosaka.
Shouldn’t you be a little more decorous?

hiyoko

Should I?
I’m already thinking of The King as a friend, though…

nageki4

You must have an awful lot of friends.

king1

His Royal Highness, The King!

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king2

The King was very scared of the rain.
The King cried.

I knew it!

hiyoko

Don’t worry, your majesty! The rain’s all gone now, so it’s okay!

king1

Is it truly so?

nageki4

Take a look outside, sir.

king1

The King is relieved.
The King was afraid the fire would go out.

The fire?
That must be the light we saw earlier.

I got confused about this so I went to check. The light she’s referring to is the one at the top of the tower over The King’s castle at the beginning of Part 2. Maybe it was obvious for you but typing out LPs takes some time, so I totally forgot.

king1

Thanks to you two, The King’s land is now peaceful once more.
The King has no more troubles.

The King said, will you hear The King’s final request?

hiyoko

Even though you’re out of troubles?

king1

The King… really wants that planisphere.

nageki4

Mine?
No. I was told not to give it away, no matter what.

king2

-sniff-

hiyoko

Puppy eyes won’t help you, your majesty!
No means no!

king2

The King was very sad.
Could you give The King just one star from the planisphere’s face?

nageki4

One of the stars…?

The stars are represented by gemstone shards.
We could probably pull one out…

hiyoko

What do you want to do, Nageki?

nageki4

…even a single star is still part of the planisphere. What do you think, Miss Tosaka?

hiyoko

I suppose that’s true… but The King has been giving us gems the entire time, so just one would be fine, right?

nageki4

That’s reasonable enough.

king2

The King asked, will you give The King a star from the planisphere?

nageki4

All right. I will.
Pick one.

king9

The King said, The King would like this one here.

The King was very grateful.
Thank you, guests from away.

nageki4

You’re welcome.

hiyoko

I guess we’re really done with The King’s requests now, Nageki!

nageki4

Yes.
The night is almost over, Miss Tosaka. Let’s go outside.


 

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The abyss of the night sky is a little brighter when we get outside.

hiyoko

The sky is so beautiful just before the dawn…
And I love the air at this time of day!

nageki3

Do you always get up before dawn, Miss Tosaka?

hiyoko

A hunter has to be awake and ready before the first light touches the ground!

nageki3

I see.
That must be tiring.

Dawn…

yes? Hello? I’m listening.

When morning comes… this dream, too, shall pass.

hiyoko

Nageki!
I’m really happy we got to have this adventure together, even if it was just for one night.
I’ll always remember this dream!

nageki3

Really?

hiyoko

Cross my heart and dare to die!

nageki3

…I’m glad I got to walk with you, too.
Thank you.

In the real world, Nageki can never leave the school.

But one day… one day, I want to take him out like this again.
There’s so much of the earth that I wish he could see.

hiyoko

It’s the start of a new day, Nageki.
And I’ll see you in the library soon!

nageki3

Yes.

white

Nageki

…it’s dawn.
Goodbye, Miss Tosaka.

white

Huh?

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hiyoko

W-w-wait a minute!
Where’s the sun?
What about our dramatic buildup?!

nageki3

Hmm, that’s odd.
Dawn is supposed to come after predawn, isn’t it?

citizen

Whatever are you travelers talking about?

citizen

Everyone knows midnight comes after predawn.

citizen

And after that dusk, then midnight again, then predawn, then midnight.
Time swings back and forth like a pendulum, after all.

black

The sun will not rise.
This dream will never end.

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