[Fanfic] Atsumina ~River of Dreams~ (Ongoing)

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AtsuMina ~River of Dreams~

Author/Original Story by: kncn

Originally translated and BETA-ed by: Inchan


Summary: The second sequel of ~A Little Love Story~

Genre: Romance, Drama, Friendship

Warning(s): AU, OOC, Genderbend


Maeda Atsuko (F)
Takahashi Minami (M)
Sashihara Rio (M)
Watanabe Miyuki (F)
(More characters will be added)


–              The bold in quotation marks is indicating the person’s in POV is talking.

–              The italic words are mostly the thoughts of the person’s POV.

–              The “/////” means blushing.

–             Please bear with this kind of writing style. I’m not good in making such setting scenes etc so I translated as what it is.


Chapter 1 – 4th Time of Spring (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

Chapter 2 – The Other Side of River of Dreams

Chapter 3 – Itoshisa no Accel

Chapter 4 – In A Stormy Night…

Chapter 5 – Tsumetai Honoo (Cold Flames)

Chapter 6 – The Secrets of Living Together 1

Chapter 7 – The Secrets of Living Together 2

Chapter 8 – The Secrets of Living Together 3

Chapter 9 – The Secrets of Living Together 4

Chapter 10 – The Secrets of Living Together 5

Chapter 11 – The Secrets of Living Together 6

Chapter 12 – The Secrets of Living Together 7

Chapter 13 – Sasae (Support)

Chapter 14 – A Plan to Rescue Atsuko

Chapter 15 – Ai (Love)

Chapter 16 – Before A Departure…

Chapter 17 – Before A Departure… 2

Chapter 18 – Before A Departure… 3

Chapter 19 – The Two’s Night

Chapter 20 – Omoide no Hotondo


[Fanfic] Atsumina ~Stairway to Adulthood~ Chapter 17 Part 5

AtsuMina ~Stairway to Adulthood~

Chapter 17 – Sakura no Hanabiratachi

Part 5

Atsuko’s POV

Days has passed
since graduation ceremony.


My room has become deserted.


Starting today,


I’ll enter my management’s dormitory.



“Well then… I’m off!”

Atsushi is sending me off until our house entrance.


“Do your best.”
“Mn. Tell Tomo that I’ll mail her again.”


When I got out,


it’s unusual in March,
that rain is falling.


I opened my umbrella
and started walking.






Someone called my name.


“Minami? What brings you here?”
“Atsuko!! …I know you can do it… Do your best!!”


You decided to end it all with me.


Yet you came for me, huh…?



I’ve been missing you so bad,




“I’ll be…! I’ll be your no. 1 fan!!!”


I couldn’t take this anymore.
So I flew to his arms.


Minami’s warm hug…


“…I’m sorry, Minami… I’m really sorry…”
“What are you apologizing for?” He chuckled.


I’m sorry that I made you to bring down a separation between us
for my sake.


“…I’m sorry for hitting you…and slapped you hard… I’m sorry…Minami…”
“Heheh… Just forget about that. But…”


He holds out
his golden button.


“Bring this with you.”
“…is it okay?”


“Hn. I want you to have it.”
“…thank you.”



You’re my whole


springtime of life.



This is our last time to be together.


We waited for a bus
that heads to the station.


The memory of eating chocolates on this bench,
is like a far far away days now.



We’re holding hands,
and put on earphone one-sidedly,


to listen to our favorite song.



《I want to protect you

Within my own arms

I’ll become your sun

I’ll wait for that rainbow of smiles…


The bus is turning on the corner
and gets closer to us.


《I want to protect you

And hold you tight

And glitter every drop of your flooding tears

On the colors of the rainbow


I gave back the earphone to Minami.


“Well…then… I’m off.”
“Take care!”


I released our tangled hands.



I’m staring at Minami from the bus that started to run.

He is waving at me.



In that distant sky,

rainbow comes out.


《Even if love is certain

It can quickly be taken away


When love wants to call out

It will certainly come and be in sight







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Credit for lyrics translation: Stage48 Lyrics.

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And thank you so much for reading my translation fictions! Please look forward to the next sequel!

[Fanfic] Atsumina ~Stairway to Adulthood~ Chapter 17 Part 4

AtsuMina ~Stairway to Adulthood~

Chapter 17 – Sakura no Hanabiratachi

Part 4

Minami’s POV

“Let’s break up, Atsuko.”


It feels that the time has stopped.


It’s only this chime
which tells us that the time is still going on.




I wanted to be always with you.


“Did…something happen?”


Atsuko’s voice is cracking.


But I just shook my head.


“Then tell me why…?”
“I don’t want to live as a liar.”


“But you said that…we’ll go through this lie together!!!”
“…I really can’t…”




She hit me hard on my chest using her fist.


“YOU LIAR!! COWARD!!! …I’m just…”


I could see tears
are dropping from her beautiful eyes.


“…in the end…all about me…WILL BE LOCKED UP IN YOUR HIGH SCHOOL MEMORIES!!!”


I don’t know how many times already
that she kept on hitting my chest.


But I just close my eyes and accept it.




She’s got exhausted,
and then dropped on her knees.


I slowly opened my eyes.


I’m staring absentmindedly at her fist

that she used to hit me.



She holds out


the golden 2nd button on her palm.


“…if we break up, I don’t need this.”


She doesn’t even wipe her tears.







The truth is…


I don’t want to separate from you.



If there was a time machine,


I’d love to go back to the past,

to get rid of the opportunity to think
for you to be an actress.



I slowly,


received my button back.






She left me and
she closed the door quite hard.





I wish that this pain on my cheek


will never vanish.



At least I can feel her pain…


a little in this.


“…urgh…! D-Damn it… Atsuko… Atsuko…!!!”


In this dimmed infirmary room,



I broke down crying




all alone.


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[Fanfic] Atsumina ~Stairway to Adulthood~ Chapter 17 Part 3

AtsuMina ~Stairway to Adulthood~

Chapter 17 – Sakura no Hanabiratachi

Part 3

Atsuko’s POV

I can see from this gymnasium’s window,


that cherry blossoms are starting to bloom outside.


“Valediction. To all students, also Principal and teachers…”


Minami’s voice is reverberating in this gymnasium.


A lot of flashbacks in these past three years are playing inside my mind,
while I’m listening to Minami’s valediction.

“3rd year A class, Takahashi Minami.”


Minami gets off from the podium
and goes back to the line.


A piano’s accompaniment
is starting to flow.


It’s just like any other school.
Just an ordinary graduation ceremony.



We are


graduated from high school.


When the ceremony ended,


I’m looking for Minami’s figure.


Where did he go?


“Oh, Maeda-saaaan♪ Here. He asked me to give this to you.”


Ohori-sensei gave me
a note.


“Huh? What is this?”
“I dunno~ I wonder what is it~♪”


I open that note.


《To Atsuko,

I’m waiting for you at infirmary room.




I quickly opened the infirmary room’s door.



I could see Minami was sitting on bed.


“What’s up?”

“I asked Ohori-sensei to borrow and use this infirmary room.”
“…for what?”


“It’s all started from here, after all.”


He stood up

and took off a button from her chest.


“Here! I want you to have it.”


He put down his 2nd button
onto my palm softly.


“T-Thank you…”


And then he holds me tight.


In his arms,
I can hear sounds
from that day.


“I like…you…Minami…”


“I said I’m sorry!”
“You’re the worst. You told everyone without asking me first…”




“Are you okay? Minami!”
“…I wanna puke.”
“Eeeh? W-Wait!”


“Atsuko… Uh…”
“…what is it?”

“…I love you…”
“…me too. I love you too…Minami”


“When we are grown up…l-let’s…let’s get married!!”




“Let’s do what we can only do…”
“about our love!”


“Yeah. You know? I will be a kindergarten teacher.”
“It’s not because of you want to be a school teacher, okay?”
“Sounds great.”


“I…want to be an actress.”


“I beg of you! Dad, Mom!!



“They said that…I must not have…a boyfriend…”
“I’m fine…with that.”



There are so many
of our memories.


Minami slowly releases the hug.


“Atsuko… You’re my springtime of life.”


…same goes to me.


Minami, you’re my…




With his tender smile,


Minami says to me.



“Let me bid you a farewell here.”





“Let’s break up, Atsuko.”



I could hear a ringing chime


from afar.


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[Fanfic] Atsumina ~Stairway to Adulthood~ Chapter 17 Part 2

AtsuMina ~Stairway to Adulthood~

Chapter 17 – Sakura no Hanabiratachi

Part 2

Minami’s POV

I’m out of Atsuko’s house
and heading home.


My love to her
is getting even stronger.


But there is a secret

that I’m keeping from her.


Few days ago when I was on my way to go home
after graduation ceremony preparation…


I guess I’ll drop by to Maeda family.


Just when I was about to turn a corner…


“Hey, you.”


A woman called me out.

She called me from a car that is parked
on the soulder of the road.

“Yes? May I help you…”
“Thank you for always taking care of Maeda.”




“I’m the one who will cooperate with her starting from April.”


A person from Atsuko’s agency?


this woman was the one

who declared that love-ban rule…


“So, you’re Atsuko’s boyfriend, huh?”

“…I’m her childhood friend.


“Childhood friend?”
“Yes, I’m not her—”

I lied on the spur of the moment.


“Do childhood friends kiss each other these days?”


“You two often come to that park, right?”


…this woman
knows about us.


My heartthrob became faster.


“I don’t mind for her to create so many memories as she wants in high school.”


Her gaze at me

is filled with kindness


and also coldness.


“I’m sorry to say this but…”

She stopped her car’s engine and…


“Please break up with her in graduation ceremony.”

She gets off from her car
and bows her head to me.

“Please, I beg you.”

“…I will make sure myself that I won’t be a hindrance of Atsuko! I’ll support Atsuko’s dream and–…”

“Don’t even think that you can support her while being her boyfriend!”


She brushed aside my words.


“She can’t be an actress if you’re with her.”
“Wha–? How could you—?”


“But if she chooses to be separated from you…her dream will come true.”




“Don’t you think so too?”

She gets back into her car.


When she opened her car’s window…
“And don’t even think that you can go out secretly. If you do so…”

I’m not looking at her
but I’m waiting for her to continue.


“I won’t forgive you. And I’ll liquidate her from the path to be an actress.”


Just when I’m about to talk back to her,


she runs away with her car.



Ever since,


I keep on thinking,




what I ought to do with this.


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[Fanfic] Atsumina ~Stairway to Adulthood~ Chapter 17 Part 1

AtsuMina ~Stairway to Adulthood~

Chapter 17 – Sakura no Hanabiratachi

Part 1

Minami’s POV

“V-Valediction. To all students, also Principal and teachers…”


I’m with Atsuko
in her room.

Just both of us.


I’m in the charge for giving speech of valediction
at graduation ceremony
that will be held in a week from now.

And now I’m practicing.


Atsuko is sitting on her study chair.
She is giving me some advices.


“H-How was it?”
“……you bit your tongue too much.” She chuckled.

“You’re allowed to bite your tongue only in your ‘suberanai hanashi’”

“Aye, aye. Only your earlobe that I’m allowed to bite—ouch! Hey! Don’t scratch me! Haha!”

“Practice properly!!//”
“Yes, maa~m.”


“…it’s not only my earlobes that you’ve bitten…//”




A sweet conversation.


Atsuko gets off from the chair
and comes closer to me.


“W-What is it?”
“…I came to get bitten//”


“W-Where shall I bite?//”


Sweet fragrance.


A figure of Atsuko who wears school uniform,
can’t be seen anymore soon.



In the middle of a kiss…


“Don’t forget to give me your 2nd button from your uniform.”

“…why are you laughing?”

“Well… It sounds like a springtime of life.”
“…what is that?”


“I guess I’ll take something from you too.”
“…I gave everything, didn’t I?”



“Kiss… Sex… All of my first time experiences…I gave them to you///”


She said it by herself,
yet she’s being shy saying that.


A clingly Atsuko…


She is so lovely.


I can never get enough about her.


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