The Idol is a Tom Boy?? _Part 3 - Backstage Before the Eggs RecitalAuthor's note: This story probably has nothing to do with Takeuchi Akari's real life, but is just my trying to frame events in her life with shoujo manga cliches.Takeuchi Akari, Fukumura Mizuki, and a third girl enter a small room."Date: June 22 2008 - Place: at Akasaka BLITZ in Tokyo."Another girl enters. She has magical Shoujo Manga flowers around her and a name card - "Kikkawa Yuu - Generation 3".
"Here's where you will get changed. Feel free to wander around backstage and study the performances. Just don't get seen by the audience and don't get in the way of the performers. Also, be available when it is time for your introduction."The third girl who entered smiles. She has magical Shoujo Manga flowers around her and a name card - "Kaneko Rei - Generation 4". She is one of the girls in the picture that Akari showed her teacher in the first episode.
"Just don't forget that every one of the other girls is your senpai. If you forget, they will make you remember."The girls gulp.Yuu points left.
"Now, the ladies room is down the hall. Do not loiter in the hall! Many of the girls have tight schedules and have limited time to change outfits in between segments. Some of them make up for this by running like maniacs down the hall. You might get run over."Fukumura Mizuki gets a kimoi fan girl expression, and starts drooling.
"Really??"Akari shoves Mizuki.
"That will cause trouble if you try to get run over by one of your crushes."Yuu raises an eyebrow.
"Oh, Mizuki-chan has some favorite senpai's? Which ones?"Akari puts her hand behind her head and looks embarrassed.
"More like which ones are not. That would take less time to talk about."Mizuki smiles, looking love struck.
"Fortunately, at school, I get to have classes with many of the eggs. Some of the girls who are my senpai's in the Eggs have been nice to me at school since we are in the same grade. Fukuda Kanon-san and Ogawa Saki-san, for example. They could run me over anytime."Yuu, who has large hips and is somewhat thick strikes a pose.
"Am I one of your favorites?"Mizuki looks incredulous.
"Oh my god! Are you kidding? You were so cool in Anataboshi! I'm so into Kirarin Revolution. In fact, two years ago I auditioned to be a Kirarin girl. I was even a finalist."Yuu has a giant sweat mark by her head. She bows and claps her hands over her head.
"Well, please forgive me for living your dream."Mizuki waves her hand in front of her face.
"It's okay. I am sure I will get a chance to fit in somewhere."Yuu looks serious.
"I think I need to smarten you up to an important thing, Mizuki. It's great that Fukuda-san and Ogawa-san have taken to you, however, never forget that you are in competition with them."
"When I, as a Generation 3 girl, was picked for Milky Way, there was a whole group of Generation 1 girls who stopped talking to me. They might be friendly to you, but deep down they view you as a rival..."Mizuki looks like she's going to cry.
"... Unfortunately, here will always be more eggs than there are opportunities."
"How cruel."Yuu has a sneaky smile.
"But, this Eggs recital is a golden opportunity for each one of you. You should scout all of the performers. Try to see where they are strong and where they are weak so that you can surpass them."Mizuki starts crying.
"I just want to enjoy their performances."Yuu points her finger at Mizuki shot from below.
"Mizuki-chan, you are not a fan club member."
"But, I am!"Yuu face plants.
"Well, you need to put that aside. If you spend your time as an egg with the mindset of a fan club member you will wind up out in the seats with the other fans. Your mindset should be 'How can I stand out?'".
"Okay."To be continued