Saijou Touji (西条 凍時)
Happy New Year’s to everyone! Dusk decided to give us a greeting from Touji and so I’ve translated it below.
Touji: Uwah, that startled me.
T: Ahaha… I was secretly making preparations but you discovered me, I see.
T: Huh? This wooden mallet?
T: Eheh, it’s obviously for eliminating bugs who get close to you…
T: Not. For this year though.
T: Yes, I thought I’d personally cut the New Year’s rice cake this year and have you eat a delicious sweet red-bean soup with mochi.
T: Hm? That’s right, I made it.
T: I heard from mother-in-law that you love red-bean soup with mochi, so I’ve practiced in advance.
T: You’ll e-eat it… right?
T: I see… W-well, it’s true you might gain weight if you eat at night. Mm, I understand.
T: I’ll have one of the servants make the rest of everything then.
T: Hm? Why are you sitting down? Are you going to watch the New Year’s broadcast?
T: Huh!? You’ll e-eat it!?
T: Haha, I see. It’ll be a shame to waste ingredients, right.
T: When the new year comes then, I’ll make the best sweet red-bean soup with mochi, so look forward to that.
T: Ah, that reminds me, before the date changes…
T: Thank you for being by my side this year too. Even if you have no choice, I’m really… really happy.
T: Let’s be together next year too. I’ll protect you from any kind of disaster.
T: *kisses* So long as you are alive, and just breathing, I love you… to the point of tears.
Thank you very much for your enjoyment of these works.
Until next time in 2021.