The small girl crossed her arms over her chest. She felt the heat rise to her cheeks, but she pushed her embarrassment aside. "I couldn't leave a poor girl by herself amongst a group of dangerous teenage boys, could I?" However, a glance to Nagisa ended her poor defense, as she waved her handhands frantically, "Ekon-kun has nothing to do with it!" Her lie was poor and even she knew it, but she couldn't let everyone know that she had feelings for the rather silent idol. She, as an idol herself, had a reputation to uphold!
"I also was hoping to meet Akira-san, since Ino-kun is here. She is super popular and pretty! Not to mention it is a big scoop that her bodyguard is becoming an idol. There are rumors that Ava-san just used Akira-chan and her fame to climb up and become famous herself. I was curious." Miyuki shrugged her shoulders.
As helpful as he had been, Eiji just couldn't understand. Nor did she expect him to. She did see what he was saying. But it sounded like a line from a manga. And reality was much harsher than stories. "I.... I have to let him go..." her eyes were full of sorrow, watching as Ino responded to something Miyuki had said. Hadn't the girl been brought along for her to hang out with? How had it ended like this? "I... will be a friend. But probably not a close one would be better. You're right. There is hardly a trace of Ikawa... and who we are now... I don't think they click well." She lifted her legs and wrapped her arms around them in a self-comforting hug. "Maybe I should focus on Shion? He seems nice... maybe I can like him one day and no longer be in love with Ino-kun." At this point she was speaking to herself rather than the idol next to her.