【BIRTHDAY SWEETS】Kazuna Masunaga
|Interviewer||—Speaking about February, it’s Masunaga-san’s birthday soon. I heard that the fanclub has already started to send you congratulations messages.|
|Yes, I just heard that now and was surprised. What should I say...... I’m really happy. Everyone, thanks.|
|Interviewer||This year, I think you’ll be congratulated a lot by the fans and members, but what kind of day is your birthday to you?|
|Let’s see...... Actually, before I got involved in this world, I didn’t really think of it as that much of a special day.|
Originally, it was just a day where I ate cake......
However, after the members all spent time together on each other’s birthdays every year...... I think my feelings on it have changed to a precious day that I want to treasure.
|Interview||Was there a specific reason for that?|
|Hm-...... When the members held a surprise party after our debut probably had a big impact.|
During that time, we were busy so I ended up completely forgetting about my own birthday......
The moment the date changed, everyone came into my room and surprised me, I was really happy.
|Interviewer||That must have been an episode with lots of memories.|
|Yes. Also a small event happened......|
When I lit an aroma candle, everyone suddenly came into my room.
Paper tape came flying out of the crackers and touched the flames.
Everyone panicked and put out the fire, but when everything calmed down, we started laughing for some reason. I remember the 5 of us laughing a lot in the middle of that night.
I think the feelings I felt during that time made me think of my own birthday as a special day.
|Interviewer||—Then since this is a relay project, “What present do you want to give for the birthday of the next BPRO member?”|
By the way, the next birthday is KitaKore’s Kitakado-san.
Hmm...... He seems to already have everything, so nothing comes to mind right away.
Ah, but the two from KitaKore seem to drink a lot of tea, so I think I’ll give delicious tea as a present.
|Will you be celebrating your birthday with everyone this year too?|
|I wonder. They said they wanted to do that, but everyone has different work on that day...... This year might be difficult to do so.|
I also have to go on location for a variety program, right? I’ll be going to a nursery school and experiencing 1 day as a daycare worker.
|Yes, it seems like it’ll be a tough location on your birthday...... But I think it’s the perfect job for you, Masunaga-san.|
|Yeah, looking after small children is a huge responsibility, but I love kids, so I’m happy.|
Ah, even though it’ll be my birthday, you don’t have to do anything, Sumisora-san.
I just want to enjoy working like usual.
|Ah...... Good morning, Masunaga-san.|
|Sumisora-san, morning. Sorry, I’m not ready yet, so could you wait for me just a bit.|
|Ah, um...... That’s, I’m sorry!|
|Umm, actually, I was just contacted earlier. Today’s location has suddenly become postponed.|
|Is that so?|
|Yes, a cold is spreading around the nursery school, so it seems they’re termporarily closed...... I apologize for telling you this so late.|
|No, I’m sorry you had to come all the way here to tell me. But a cold, huh...... I’m worried.|
|Yes. However, everyone’s symptoms are light, so once everyone is able to go back, they can schedule a new day for us.|
|Ah, sorry. I was looking forward to it and was hyped up, but now that I’ve heard it’s not happening, it’s like all my energy is gone......|
Since today’s become a vacation, I’ll clean up my room and rest up today then.
|Um...... It’d be a waste to do that since today’s your birthday.|
|Hmmm...... But, I don’t have time to go anywhere far.|
It’s been a while since I’ve had a birthday with no plans. I can’t think of anything good to do.
|......In that case, could you spend a little bit of time with me?|
|Sorry for taking you out suddenly.|
|No. I’m happy that you invited me to a café you’re interested in.|
|It’s a restaurant with delicious pancakes. It should still be open at this time......|
|I’m looking forward to it.|
......Huh, there wasn’t a flower shop over there before.
|It’s a beautiful store. I wonder if it’s newly opened......?|
|That’s probably it. Do you want to take a look for a bit?|
|It’s such a nice smell......|
When you’re surrounded by colorful flowers, your mood brightens up naturally.
|And also your heart lightens up.|
|Yeah. It’s nice to have a place where you can relax with this atmosphere in the city.|
Phew...... It’s really calming.
......I like being busy, it’s fun, but you need times like this sometimes too.
|Hm? .....It’s already this time. It’s almost time for Tatsuhiro’s recording to begin.|
|Nothing, I just thought it was just like you to worry about the other member’s jobs on your day off.|
......Fu, I guess so. It seems like I’m not completely in vacation mode.
Huh, some messaged me on JOIN. Hikaru......?
|It’s the group chat for MooNs. Umm......|
|......”I’m done with work. I’m going to get Leader’s cake now.”|
|Th, this is......|
Ahaha, everyone is yelling at him at once, that’s just like Hikaru.
|Fufu, that’s true.|
Ah...... But if you’re going to have cake, then it might be better to hold off on eating something sweet then.
|Ahh...... I’m fine, but aren’t you being harsh, Sumisora-san?|
|Yeah. Because aren’t you going to celebrate with all of us?|
In...... Inviting me like this was a little shameless.
|It’s not......! Please let me celebrate it too.|
|Fufu, thanks. I’m really happy.|
Because of you and everyone, my birthday this year is going to be a special day again.