1Prologue: Chapter 1
The sun shone brightly on the face of the 765 offices. President Takagi was in his office, looking over some documents. He looked over the profiles he had collected and was evaluating them. His search was narrowed down, but time was still against him. He hoped he could found a reasonable solution for this. His train of thought was stalled by a brisk knock on the door. "Come in."
The door opened and a familiar face entered into his office. "President, I've finished with those papers." The girl who entered was none other than the charming glasses girl, Ritsuko Akizuki.
"Ahh, Ritsuko, I thought you were supposed to be on vacation."
"I am, but there really isn't much else for me to do."
Takagi nodded in approval. He moved to return to his own busywork when a flash of inspiration came to him. "Ritsuko, would mind having a seat for a moment? I have something I would like to discuss with you."
Ritsuko was almost out the door as the president called out to her. She came up to his desk and sat down. A curious inquisitive look was sprawled across her face. "What do you need, President?"
Takagi sat down in his chair, ready to propose his new idea. "I'm sure you are aware of how 765 has grown recently. This is in no small part to you and the or idols that work here. As a result of this, we are flooded with many applications from girls who wish to become idols just like you. Lately though, there have been an increasing number of applications coming from overseas. I decided to do some research into our fanbase overseas. The results were very promising. After much deliberation, I have decided to establish a subsidiary production company overseas."
Risuko listened intently. "That sounds very interesting, President, but what does it have to do with me?"
Takagi let out a small chuckle. "I'm glad you asked, Ritsuko. There is a bit of a problem. Everything is prepared for the opening save one. The person selected to work as the president has, for unknown reasons, declined the position. I have a few replacements in line, but it will take some time to get everything sorted out. Here is my offer. I would like you, Ritsuko to become the acting president of 624 productions."
Ritsuko's eyes widened at this revelation. For a moment, she was speechless. "I'm. I'm flattered that you would offer me this. Even so, to choose me of all people. There must be others more qualified."
"I can think of no one else who would be better suited for this. You are smart and dependable. Being an idol yourself would allow you to better empathize with these new girls, since you know what they are going through. This will only be until I can arrange for a permanent president. What do you say, President Akizuki?"
Try as she might, Ritsuko could not hide the glee from her face at being called president. "I guess this would look good on my resume. I humbly accept your generous offer, President"
"Wonderful! I'll make all the arrangements right away. You'll be able to resume your usual idol work once a permanent president is assigned. Until then, You are now the acting president of 624 productions. Congratulations, President." The two exchanged a vigorous handshake. Ritsuko made her way out when Takagi called her over, "There is one last thing." He grabbed a stack of papers and handed them to Ritsuko. "These list the staff over at 624 as well as a selection of idol candidates. I'll trust you to make the final call as to who is on the roster. Good luck, President Akizuki." With that Ritsuko left, her attention already buried into the new paperwork she had to look over.
Takagi sat down at his desk and breathed a hard earned sigh of relief. This moment was interrupted by the door opening and a new person entered the room. "If it isn't our very own all-star producer. It's not that often that you come by the office these days."
"You know how hectic it is managing all these Idols, president. If anyone needed a vacation, it's me"
Takagi laughed as his mutual friend came to sit over at his desk. "That's true. I still think you would have made a great president for 624, though."
"I told you before, I can't go overseas. I have important business here that needs my attention. Have you been able to find a replacement?"
"Actually, I just found a temporary president to run things until a permanent candidate is selected."
"That's great. Who did you find?"
Takagi simply smiled. "You actually just passed her on your way here."
The producer was a little shocked. "Ritsuko?!" He spent a short moment contemplating this new information. "Well this is the sort of thing she would be interested in."
"I for one think she will make a great president for those new idols."
"You are right about that, President. I wonder what kind of" The conversation was cut short by the producer's cell phone ringing. "Pardon me for a minute." He grabbed his phone and raised it to his ear. "Hello. Not particularly. Yes I know where that is. Of course. There's a sidewalk café there, right? Go in and get your self a drink, I'll be right there to pick you up. Yes. Yes, we're still on. It's all taken care of. Okay. I'll be picking you up at 9:02 p.m. tonight. Okay. Bye."
"It sounds like your 'important business' needs you."
"Yeah, she does. I'm sorry but I'll need to cut this short."
Takagi shined a gentle smile toward his friend. "Go ahead. I still have some busywork to do for 624 anyways." The two bid their goodbyes and Takagi resumed his work. All the pieces were in place, and a new stage was about to rise and give birth to a new class of idol. What kind of girls will join the ranks of the idols? We will soon find out.