Haruka and Makoto and Ran and Ren
HARUKA: “Haruka and Makoto and Ran and Ren.”
MAKOTO: Haru is over my house to hang out today. Or at least, that’s what we were supposed to do…
REN: Haru-chan, this one next! Let’s play this game next!
RAN: Ren, no fair! He’s supposed to play with me now! Right, Haru-chan?
MAKOTO: Guys, cut it out! Can’t you see you’re bothering Haru?
RAN: I want to play more with Haru-chan!
MAKOTO: I’m sorry they’re so noisy, Haru.
HARUKA: It’s okay. Ran, Ren. What do you want to play with next?
MAKOTO: Haru gives in too easily to Ran and Ren…
REN: This time…
RAN: No, it’s my turn now!
HARUKA: Since we played Ren’s game before, now it’s Ran’s turn.
REN: Tch. What do we do then, Ran?
RAN: I want to play house.
REN: Ehh, again?
MAKOTO: Haru, you don’t have to play along with her if you don’t want to.
HARUKA: No… I’ll do it.
RAN: Then I’ll decide our roles. I’ll be the mom. Brother will be the dad, and Haru-chan and Ren will be our children.
REN: Why does Brother get to be the dad?
RAN: Because I’m going to marry him one day.
REN: No fair! I’m going to marry him too!
MAKOTO: Wai– Don’t climb over me, you two! Ow ow ow ow!
[REN and RAN argue about who loves MAKOTO more]
HARUKA: Good thing you found two people willing to marry you so early in life.
MAKOTO: Haru! Don’t just stand there, help me!
HARUKA: It’s too much trouble.
MAKOTO: Haru! Oww… Ran! Ren! Get down!
RAN: Pbbtt! Stingy!
MAKOTO: [sighs] They finally got off…
REN: Ran, it’s no fair you play the mom. I want to play the mom!
RAN: No, I want to be the mom!
MAKOTO: Don’t fight, you two!
HARUKA: How about this then, Ran?
HARUKA: I’m home.
RAN: Welcome back, Haru-chan! I made hotcakes for snacks today. Father will be home soon.
REN: I’m home.
RAN: Oh, there’s your father. Go on, Makoto, greet him.
MAKOTO: Woof! …I’m the dog?!
RAN: You’re the puppy, the vegetable shop owner, and the fish store owner.
MAKOTO: Three roles in one?! That’s a lot!
HARUKA: Good thing you got a lot of roles, Makoto, eh?
MAKOTO: They’re all minor ones though…
RAN: Let’s move on! Here’s your hotcakes, Haru-chan!
HARUKA: … [quietly motioning eating action]
RAN: Haru-chan, eat it.
HARUKA: I ate it already.
RAN: No, you have to say “chew chew chew.”
HARUKA: C–Chew, chew, chew… I ate it.
MAKOTO: Pffftt! That’s a rare sight coming from Haru.
HARUKA: Dogs don’t talk.
MAKOTO: Don’t be mean, woof.
RAN: Brother and Haru-chan, you two need to be more serious!
RAN: You ate your food so neatly, Haru-chan! Now do your homework until dinnertime, okay? Dad, look over Haru-chan’s homework, won’t you, dear?
REN: Haru-chan, what is it you don’t understand?
HARUKA: Let’s see… 13 x 47.
REN: Eh? U–Um… Umm… This is too simple for me, so let’s ask Makoto.
HARUKA: What he said, Makoto.
MAKOTO: You’re asking the dog?! Ehhh… 13 x 47, right? I need a pencil and paper… Here they are. Look, Ren. The way you calculate this on paper is…
REN: Teach Haru-chan, not me.
MAKOTO: You didn’t know the answer either, Ren.
HARUKA: Wait, Makoto. Who said I didn’t know the answer?
MAKOTO: It was you who asked.
HARUKA: Don’t take that seriously. I was just acting my part.
MAKOTO: Well, it’s still true that Ren doesn’t know how to solve it, so I’ll teach him since it’s a good opportunity.
REN: Eh?! I don’t want to study!
RAN: Ren… Brother… Haru-chan… Be serious!!
MAKOTO: Uhhh… woof!
RAN: [murmuring] No… that’s mine…
MAKOTO: Ran fell asleep in Haru’s lap.
HARUKA: I can’t move…
MAKOTO: [giggles] Ren fell asleep hugging me.
HARUKA: They’ll be tired after all of that playing around.
MAKOTO: Sorry, Haru. It was noisy, wasn’t it.
HARUKA: It doesn’t matter. I don’t care, as long as these guys were happy.
HARUKA: … [glares]
MAKOTO: We’ll have to stay like this until they both wake up, huh?
HARUKA: My legs are falling asleep…
MAKOTO: Haru, are you okay? You can put Ran down, you know.
HARUKA: It’s okay.
MAKOTO: But you must be feeling tired yourself.
HARUKA: I said, it’s okay.