“Hmm, I really think it’ll suit you. We have various cosmetics samples from different companies here, so you can try them out. How about it? Won’t you give them a try?”
The staff lady persuaded me while emphasizing that the clothes and makeup would look good on me.
“Uh, umm, maybe makeup is a little too much…”
I tried to refuse, but then she said…
“We’ll let you try on clothes you want to wear too! Come on, wear some cute clothes and make the lady you came with happy!”
“I don’t think wearing something like that would make her happy…”
“What are you saying? She wouldn’t come all the way here to have your costume designed and measured if she didn’t want you to wear them!”
“Is that so…”
“I know! If you wear the makeup and clothes I chose and they don’t look good, I’ll take responsibility and say I forced you to wear them! I won’t let a cute guy like you wear something that doesn’t suit you!”
“M-Must we really go that far?!”
I don’t know what drives this person to such extremes, but I guess it wouldn’t hurt to try it out once, right? Maybe I should think of it as a rehearsal for cosplay, too.
I’ll do it! I’ll give it a try!!!
In return, please make me look super cute!”
“That’s what I wanted to hear!
Leave it to me!!!”
As the staff lady was about to apply makeup on me, she asked me a question.
“Do you have any preferences on how you want to look?”
“In that case, um, can you make me look like this girl in this picture?”
I show the staff lady a picture of Yuka Shirahime.
“Hmm, I see. Just wait for a second; I’ll go get what I need.”
After about three minutes, she came back.
“All right, let’s get started.”
“Hmm, something’s strange. Are they not done taking his measurements yet?”
“Senpai, aren’t they taking unusually long?”
“Mm-hm, this doesn’t happen often.
Could you go through the paperwork while I check on them?”
As the man was about to enter the adjacent room, he heard a voice coming from inside.
Wondering what was going on, he decided to peek through the slightly ajar door.
“(Oh, he’s got makeup on. Could it be that he’s planning to try on some clothes?)”
Thinking that this could be interesting, he returned to the room and waited for them to finish.
“That was quick, senpai.”
“They might take a little more time, but everything seems fine.”
“Phew, that’s a relief.”
“By the way, how did you meet that boy, Kaoru-chan?”
“The truth is, this is also our first time meeting in person…”
“He asked me to design his VTuber model and generously paid me a whopping 500,000 yen.”
“So, why did you end up making his outfit?”
“He was asked if he would exhibit at Comiket during his live stream, but he said he won’t be able to make it. So I thought, this is my chance to meet him in person.”
“Hold on, Kaoru-chan, are you interested in that boy? It’s illegal to have feelings for a shota, you know?”
“Senpai, he’s 17 years old. He’ll be completely legal next year.”
“Are you kidding me? That boy is 17?!”
“It’s surprising, right? I was shocked too.”
“I want that talented kid even more now…”
“Anddd, we’re done!” says the staff lady as she hands me the dress next.
“Okay, change into this! I’m gonna step out for a bit. Let me know when you’re done!”
“O-Okay!” I reply, holding the outfit she gave me and watching as she leaves the room.
“I’m wearing this, huh…”
She gave me shiny black shoes, white knee-high socks, a black dress that resembled A**ce from A**ce in Wonderland, and a big black ribbon.
“I wonder if I can pull this off…”
To my surprise, the outfit was designed to be easy to wear, and I quickly changed into it.
“All right, everything’s good. I don’t know how to attach this ribbon, though. Should I ask her for help?”
I called out to the staff lady who was outside, but I didn’t get a response and realized she wasn’t there.
“What should I do? Should I wait for her?”
As I was pondering…
“Sorry for the wait! I had to go get something I forgot!” she says before putting a wig on me.
Once the wig was on, the last thing to put was the ribbon.
“That’s it, we’re done!
You haven’t seen what you look like, right?
Do you want to take a look?”
“Well, I’m a bit curious…”
“I knew you’d be! Here, take a look!”
She brings a mirror from the room and holds it up for me.
And there I was, a beautiful girl staring back at me.
“Wow, I must say, I did a great job…” says the staff lady with a satisfied expression.
“Is this… me?”
I couldn’t hide my confusion at the reflection in the mirror.
I moved my body and changed my expression, but the girl in the mirror moved in the exact same way as me.
In other words, this really was me.
“Oh, I have an idea!” the staff lady suddenly says, grabbing a slightly oversized teddy bear from the room.
“Could you hold this for me?”
I did as I was told and hugged the teddy bear. And there she was again, a pretty girl looking just like Yuka Shirahime.
“Yes, you do! You have a cute charm, and the outfit emphasizes that! There’s no way it won’t suit you. Now, let’s go and surprise those two!”
When we were about to go to the room where Kaoru-san and the man were waiting, I became nervous, and my head was filled with thoughts.
“Are you okay? Do you feel nervous?”
“I’m so nervous that my legs are shaking…”
“In that case, why don’t you try to become the character you’re cosplaying? You can act the part.”
“Becoming her… Becoming Yuka Shirahime…”
I close my eyes and switch personas.
I am Yuka Shirahime. From Yuki to Yuka.
I am… Yuka Shirahime.
I can do this. Let’s go.
[I’m okay now.]
[I’m Yuka Shirahime now. Don’t worry, onee-chan.]
Fuu…Shall we go?”
[Sorry for the wait, onee-chan♪]
The two turn around, surprised.
[Um, what do you think? Does it suit me? Do I look weird?]
“Oh my goshhhhhhhh!!!!”
Both of them passed out.
“Haa, haa, um, senpai, what’s… going on here?” I ask my senpai, breathing heavily.
“I knew he’d transform, but this is too unexpected…”
“How come he’s so cute?!”
[Ehehe, thank you for calling me cute, Kaoru-oneechan!]
“Ehehehe, you’re welcomeee.”
“Kaoru-chan, return to your senses!”
“Ack, that was close… thank you, senpai.”
“Still, I can’t believe it’s so perfect that you wouldn’t even think he was a boy. It’s as if he was born in the wrong gender.”
“So this is what an angel looks like…”
“Kaoru-chan, are you sure you’re okay?”
“Y-Yes! I’m fine!”
[Um, if you keep staring at me like that, I’ll start to feel shy…]
Yuki-kun says so as he hides his face behind the teddy bear.
“Why is every little thing you do soooooooo cute?!”
“Were you aiming for this from the very beginning, sweetie?!”
“Hehehe, what do you think, manager? His destructive power is off the roof, isn’t it?” the staff member asks Senpai.
“What have you created?!
I’m tingling with excitement over here just from wanting to make him our model!”
“Well, I thought it would be a success, so I gave it my all…”
And she really did make Yuki-kun transform.
“Hey, Yuki-chan, can I talk to you for a second?”
[Onee-chan, I’m Yuka Shirahime right now, so please call me Yuka.]
“Kuh, okay, Yuka-chan!”
[What would you like to talk about, onee-chan?]
“Can you model for us?”
[Hmm, is this a corporate project?]
“Yes, it is!”
[But I’ve never done something like that before. Is it okay?]
“Just let us dress you up and take pictures, and that’ll be enough!”
[But I’m also a VTuber, so if we’re going to do this, can we shoot videos too?]
“In that case, let’s also do an image video shoot! We’ll make it exclusive to your channel and upload it there!”
[I-If you insist, I’ll do it. I don’t know how much help I can be, but I’ll give it a try!]
“Today has gotten pretty late, but Yuka-chan’s summer vacation is coming up soon, right? How about we do the shoot then?”
[That’s fine with me!]
“Okay, it’s decided! As compensation, I’ll take care of all the fees for this outfit. Is that okay with you?”
“Huh? Are you sure, senpai?”
“No problem, honey! In fact, wear it and promote our company!”
“For Yuka-chan, how about we pay you twice the amount of your monthly video views?”
[Eh? That much? Are you sure?]
“Models only make a few tens of thousands of yen at most, so if you’re also advertising for us, we can afford to pay a good amount. Of course, we’ll also promote the video on our company’s social media accounts, so it should generate a decent amount of revenue.”
“Also, while we were waiting, I checked out your Yotube channel, and it already has over 10,000 subscribers! I feel like I’ve discovered a treasure here.”
Over 10,000 subscribers?
When did that happen?