Mimi - 16 (Turning 17 in a month)
Sora - 17
Yamato - 17
Taichi - 17
Takeru - 16
Ken - 16
Daisuke - 16
"What did you say?!" Sora exclaimed, standing up and staring at her manager, Satoshi Hijitaka in disbelief.
"We hired a new singer. Don't worry, you're not being replaced. It's just that I've hired another singer to make this band even more of a success. Know that young girl in America, Mimi Tachikawa? That's her!" He said, handing Sora pictures of a young girl.
"She doesn't know Japanese, she won't be able to understand us." Sora smirked.
"Don't worry. She was born in Tokyo, and lived here till she was twelve. Even though she's lived in America for four years, she still knows how to speak Japanese. Besides, her manager was quitting and it'll be good for the group. Like I've said before, it'll make the group even more famous."
"If you're going to hire her, then I quit!" Sora walked out of the room, causing the rest of the band to look up at her. Hijitaka followed her, and as she opened the door to leave, he slammed it closed. "I refuse to work with her!"
"Just listen to her, you might change your mind. Besides, her flight comes in tonight, so you can meet her tomorrow." Hijitaka looked down at Sora, who just turned her head to avoid his gaze.
"Fine! I'll listen to her, but if I don't like her, then I'm quitting!" Sora opened the door and slammed it behind her, causing the walls to shake.
"What were the two of you talking about?" Yamato asked, not bothering to look up from the magazine he was reading.
"We hired a new singer. The young, beautiful, talented, Mimi Tachikawa." Hijitaka smiled, as the boys looked at him in surprise.
"I heard she had lived here before moving to America. Are you sure she still speaks Japanese?" Ken asked, looking up from a book he was reading.
"Don't worry, she still speaks Japanese. She needed a place to stay, and I suggested that she could stay with you Daisuke." Hijitaka handed him a few pictures of her. "You'll have to pick her up for me, because I'll be busy with preparations."
"She's turning seventeen this year, right?" Takeru asked, as he continued to spin his drumsticks around in his fingers.
"Don't you have anything to say Tai?" Hijitaka asked, looking at him. Tai shook his head, before leaving the room which surprised everyone, including Matt.
"I wonder what's up with him." Daisuke said scratching his head and looking at the closed door, a puzzled look on his face.
"You better get going Daisuke, her plane will be landing soon. Make sure she is comfortable and get her whatever she wants." Hijitaka went back into his office, closing the door behind him.
"Well, like he said, I better go. See ya guys later!" Daisuke gave half a wave to his band mates before leaving to go pick up the new singer.
Mimi looked around the airport, before sitting down on a chair. "Mimi I'm going to go get your bags, so stay right here." Koji said before leaving to get her bags. Mimi watched him disappear in the crowd, before leaning back in the chair and closing her eyes.
"Mimi! Mimi Tachikawa! Can I get your autograph?" Opening her eyes, Mimi looked down to see a girl about the age of ten running towards her, pen and paper in her hand. Smiling Mimi signed the paper and posed with the girl as they got their picture taken. "Thank you so much Mimi! You're the best!" The girl smiled before leaving with her mom. Mimi smiled and waved as she watched the two walk away.
"You seem to be in a good mood for it being twelve thirty a.m." Koji said as he walked up to her with her bags in hand.
"I'm always in a good mood, you know that Koji. Besides, seeing fans cheer me up." She stood up, and was about to say something else, when a voice called out to her.
"Yo Mimi!" Turning, she saw a boy about the same age as her running towards her. His brown spiky hair made him stand out, along with his loud voice and him waving his arms frantically as if he was about to die. Koji moved a bit in front of Mimi, wondering who the idiot was. He finally got to them, and doubled over, trying to catch his breath. "Mimi! My name's Daisuke Motomiya, nice to meet ya!" He walked past Koji and took Mimi's hand and shook it.
"Daisuke? It's nice to meet you too!" She smiled causing stars to appear in Daisuke's eyes. "This is my bodyguard Koji Minamoto." Mimi latched onto Koji's arm and the smile on her face grew even bigger. Koji looked down at Daisuke, causing him to take a step back. "Well, we should be going, shouldn't we?"
"Hai hai!" Daisuke walked in front of them, blabbing on and on about different things. Mimi's eyes fought to stay open, and when they closed, though only for a second, she stumbled, causing Koji to stop.
"Mimi, if you're tired you should tell me." Koji scolded, putting down her bags and picking her up in his arms. Daisuke turned around and was about to say something but Koji continued on. "Daisuke, get her bags. Mimi, just close your eyes, we'll get you to bed soon." Mimi nodded and buried her face in his chest, closing her eyes.
"Is she going to be ok?" Daisuke asked, struggling to carry her bags and keep up with Koji's fast pace.
"She just needs some sleep, that's all. Hurry up, I don't want her getting cold." Koji walked even faster, causing Daisuke to groan and follow after him.
Sunlight shined in through a window, hitting Mimi in the face, waking her up. Sitting up, she looked around the room to find another bed, occupied with a girl. The ceiling and walls were covered in pictures of Nightwish. Getting out of bed, she left the room and went out into the living room to see Daisuke asleep on the couch and Koji making cocoa.
"How are you feeling Mimi?" He asked, placing the cup of cocoa on the counter while she climbed onto a stool.
"I feel a lot better." She took a sip of her cocoa and held it in her hands to warm them up. "I'm sorry if I worried you last night, I didn't mean to."
"Huh? Wha?" Daisuke mumbled, getting up and rubbing his eyes. "Oh, it's just you two." He slowly walked over to the counter and hopped onto a stool next to Mimi.
"Did we wake you? I'm sorry!" Mimi said, an apologetic look on her face.
"Don't worry about it," he smiled, "I usually wake up about this time anyways. We should start getting ready and head on over to the studio or Hijitaka will be mad." Grabbing a package of pop tarts, Daisuke headed off towards his room.
"I'll make breakfast while you get ready Mimi." Koji said before heading over to the fridge to get out a few items. Getting back to her room, she went through her suitcases before deciding on an outfit. A pink spaghetti strapped dress that went down to her knees, and brown sandals. Changing quickly, she fixed her hair and put on some lip gloss before heading back out to the kitchen.
"Mmm, something smells good!" Mimi smiled as she saw a plate of eggs and bacon. "Thank you Koji!" Sitting down on the stool, she managed to get a few mouthfuls of food before Daisuke came out.
"We have to go now Mimi or else we'll be late." Nodding, Mimi took a few more bites before putting her empty plate in the sink. "Come on Koji!" Mimi grabbed his arm and pulled him along behind them.
"Where the hell is he?! I can forgive her, it being her first day back, but him! I thought he'd have more sense." Hijitaka exclaimed, causing the rest of the band to look up from what they were doing.
"We shouldn't give her a chance if she can't even show up on time." Sora commented while sitting down on Matt's lap. Hijitaka glanced at her, before rolling his eyes.
"Sorry we're so late!" A cheerful voice called out, causing everyone to look up.