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Main Story 2 Chapter 12
Don't Push! Pull!

While pondering ways to provide encouragement, Arisa ends up realizing something.

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Kasumi (icon) Kasumi:
Bands are fun. Bands are fun. Bands are fun. Ooo~...
Arisa (icon) Arisa:
Kasumi, you're gonna give nightmares.
Kasumi (icon) Kasumi:
The day of the performance isn't coming any slower! We have to hurry up and figure out what kind of show to put on~.
Rimi (icon) Rimi:
It was pretty fun playing with the others. And everyone who came to rehearsal looked like they were having a good time.
Kasumi (icon) Kasumi:
I want people to feel what I'm feeling. I want to give them a push and encourage them... Gahhh~!! It's not working. What does it mean to give someone a push?
Saaya (icon) Saaya:
... You all gave me the push I needed. You made me want to be part of a band again.
Tae (icon) Tae:
Yeah. The reason Rei and I could play together, the reason I'm here now, is that all of you here lent me a hand.
Arisa (icon) Arisa:
We may have been able to clean up all of our own problems, but I think this is the first time we're trying to support such a large number of people.
Rimi (icon) Rimi:
Everyone has a different background. They all have different thoughts and feelings about bands... Hmmm...
Arisa (icon) Arisa:
I-I don't think we'll be able to perform if we're trying to keep all of those people in mind.
Saaya (icon) Saaya:
Guys, why don't we try to think of a concept?
Saaya (icon) Saaya:
A lot has been going on, and we're kinda all over the place. We need to figure out what we, the five of us, can do.
Saaya (icon) Saaya:
Sure, giving other people a push is the larger concept, but maybe we can come up with our own way of doing things...
Rimi (icon) Rimi:
The first time around was about spreading smiles and laughter.
Kasumi (icon) Kasumi:
But I just wanna get others to understand how fun being in a band is. I want to encourage the kids who want to start one!
Kasumi (icon) Kasumi:
... I just... can't seem to come up with anything else, no matter how much I think~.
Arisa (icon) Arisa:
This thought came to me, Kasumi...
Kasumi (icon) Kasumi:
What?! What is it?!
Arisa (icon) Arisa:
I don't know if you know how to push people.
Kasumi (icon) Kasumi:
Arisa~! That's so mean~!
Arisa (icon) Arisa:
No, I mean, you're less of a pusher and more of a puller.
Kasumi (icon) Kasumi:
What do you mean?
Arisa (icon) Arisa:
You're forceful! Like you don't care about inconveniencing others...
Kasumi (icon) Kasumi:
Ohhh...
Arisa (icon) Arisa:
You went peeking into my basement without permission, you wanted to form a band with me without asking... Lots of stuff like that!
Arisa (icon) Arisa:
B-but those are the moments when you pulled me along. And that's why Poppin'Party is what it is now. Why I've... become the person I am.
Saaya (icon) Saaya:
Yeah, I would say that your forcefulness pulled us in.
Kasumi (icon) Kasumi:
Why do you guys keep saying mean things about me?!
Tae (icon) Tae:
They're complimenting you. Rather than nicely push others in a direction, you take them by the hand and charge forward. That's your way of helping them.
Rimi (icon) Rimi:
Mhm. That's one of the best things about you.
Arisa (icon) Arisa:
R-right, that's what I was trying to say. There's no way you'd be able to push people.
Saaya (icon) Saaya:
Don't push! Pull!! Fufu, that works too, right?
Saaya (icon) Saaya:
That's more your style, instead of being all formal and doing things by the book... Actually, I guess it's our style now.
Kasumi (icon) Kasumi:
Our style...
Arisa (icon) Arisa:
It's better for you to do things in a way that fits you. Stop trying to think. Be yourself! Make a move!
Saaya (icon) Saaya:
Sounds like you're trying to cheer her on.
Arisa (icon) Arisa:
No one asked you!
Kasumi (icon) Kasumi:
Oh... Yeah! Okay!!
Kasumi (icon) Kasumi:
If the only thing I can communicate is that bands are fun, then I'll just do that as best as I can.
Kasumi (icon) Kasumi:
No need to bother with things we can't do. We just need to be ourselves and bam!! Do our thing!
Tae (icon) Tae:
There you go!
Rimi (icon) Rimi:
We'll do everything we can, Kasumi-chan!
Kasumi (icon) Kasumi:
Thanks, you guys! Arisa might be right. Maybe we're better off without me trying to think too hard. Ehehe...
Tae (icon) Tae:
The best Kasumi is the one that doesn't use her brain!
Saaya (icon) Saaya:
Uhhh, are you trying to say something nice...?
Kasumi (icon) Kasumi:
Okay~!! Time to get to work!! No more pushing! Just pull!! Hey, hey, hoh~!!
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