[Birthday Letters] Kobayashi Emiri and Ichino Narumi's letters for each other's birthday (15\04\2013)
I got teary eyes with Naruchan’s letter. No joke… I might’ve cried. Might’ve… Since it’s really worth watching the video, in my opinion, (expecially because Narumi is a cutie pie) I’ll leave it here (just the letters reading parts). Choose whether to watch or read first.
Emiri’s letter for Narumi
“To Naruchan. Happy 14th birthday. Our encounter felt somehow fated, since we share the same birthday. Remember we took a pic together? When you first started appearing on stage, you had lots of uncertainties about the moves and the positions so I also happened to feel worried, thinking "Is she going to be all right?” But now, seeing you working so hard and appearing so much as an under, I feel relieved. These are the results of the practice you went through every single day. And congratulations for having been, thanks to those results, promoted to Team E. Your master is very happy for you. From now on, please do your best both as a Team E member and as a senior. I’m looking forward to your activity. You, who come sticking so much to the point of becoming annoying… I always act as if I’m being irritated by it but truth is I think you’re cute. Please keep being my cute pupil. Let’s go together to the amusement park again one day, okay? I hope this will turn out to be a wonderful year for you. From your master, Emiri.
Narumi’s letter for Emiri
“To Emiri-san. Happy Birthday. At the time I joined SKE and became a Kenkyuusei, I immediately got able to talk with seniors like Makiko-san and Angel-san, but I wasn’t able to get close to you, due to your scary look. But as the seniors gradually started to leave, graduating or being promoted, and the remaining kenkyuusei got to do lessons and performances together, looking at you doing your very best I began to admire you more and more. Currently, I admire you so much that my eyes and ears evolved specifically for you and I end up thinking things like "Ah, this is the part of the song in which is possible to hear Emiri-san better” or “I can’t miss the expression Emiri-san does in that point!!”. Am I disgusting? Not at all!!
When the songs we perform during the stage changed and they announced our positions, looking at yours I couldn’t avoid thinking “Why? Emiri-san should be more on front!”. I feel as frustrated as I would for me, thinking you should perform on front! That’s because I’ve always observed how much you worked hard. But I loved so much the you who, nonetheless, accepted that and kept doing your best. When, at the beginning of March, we had to design the Birthday T-Shirts for April I was so happy that you came to me and said “Naruchan, since this is going to be my last Birthday T-shirt, how about we do a matching one?” So very happy that I had to re-write it countless times before being able to properly do it!!
When I happened to be suddenly called to appear as an under and I was feeling nervous, you cheered on me, saying “Don’t worry, do your best! If it’s you it’ll be all right!”. Then, when it was over you would always worry and send me a mail asking “Did everything go all right?”. I’ve always felt as I could do anything if there was you telling me to do my best! Once, after a hand-shake event, I was alone because my schedule wouldn’t match anyone else’ s and you approached me saying “Naruchan, let’s go playing somewhere!”. You also told me “I’ll make you my pupil!” There are so many “Thank you” I want to tell you.
At first I didn’t know you were going to graduate. Still, I started to notice through various things, but I was too scared to ask you about it. As April started, so many times I ended up thinking “If only time could stop right now…”
Then, during the Gaishi Hall concert, it was time for the promotions announcement. When my name was called, you were the first thing I could think about. Even though Emiri-san worked so hard, she’s going to graduate without having been promoted, so is it really fine for someone like me to be promoted!? It was heart-breaking. You smiled at me, saying “Congratulations”. I think that you truthfully felt frustrated, but, even so, your smiled at me.
I can’t believe that my precious master, Emiri-san, is going to leave soon. Still, that day is about to come. Even if you won’t be an SKE member anymore, you’ll be my master forever. I’m going to work harder and harder so that, one day, I’ll be able to have pupils too. I’ll do my best during my 14th year, so please you do the same during your 19th one!
Ah, I forgot to write this! The very first words you told me when we met were: “We were born on the same day!! Let’s take a pic together!”. Do you remember? (Oh, we wrote the same thing!!) You had a ponytail at that time. Right?“
"Eh? Really!? But… Well, whatever…let’s forget about that. Okay…yeah… From Naruchan.”
To end this…I shall post Emiri’s G+ update today, after the stage :)