After leaving the stage, Rin travels down the hall towards the after-interview waiting room. Just before she gets there she sees Kuriko stepping out of the door.

"I didn't think," Kuriko says," that you would be able to say those things on television. And so easily, too."

Rin replies," It was nothing but the truth. Besides, it has been becoming more difficult to carry this secret around inside of me."

'I know what you mean," says Kuriko," I think that may be the hardest part of caring for Kazuki. Of course, we really don't want Yuna to find out, do we?"

Thinking about this for a moment Rin says," I think deep down she knows. Remember in the beginning she wasn't quite so possessive. Now she can't let him out of her sight. I believe that she knows how we all feel and that has made her feel insecure."

"I suppose that's possible. How do you think Kazuki feels?"

"I don't know for sure," Rin says," but I believe he has feelings for all of us. I mean, he puts up with Yuna's jealously, he allows you to grab and grope him to your hearts content."

"True," Kuriko says," and he eats all the food you put in front of him, no matter how bad."

"There's no denying it, " Rin says," he has some kind of affection for us all."

Kuriko, standing with her hands behind her back says," Still, someday he will have to choose, want he? When he does, who do you think it will be?"

Eyes downcast, Rin says, " I don't know, but I don't think it's something that we need worry about just yet. I believe that at this time he feels pretty much the same for all of us. Besides, it's not something I want to dwell on. I just want to enjoy it while it lasts."

"I see your point," Kuriko says," I want to enjoy it as well. I also want to say that if it weren't for Kazuki I would never have thought of you as a friend, but now I can honestly say that you are one of the best friends that I've ever had. I don't want to lose you or Yuna either one."

Rin smiles and says," I feel the same way. Perhaps we should just dump Shikimori, the three of us."

With a surprised look on her face Kuriko says," You've got to be kidding!"

"I am. Gottcha!" Rin smiles, then she and Kuriko go into the waiting room to wait for the others.