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Chapter Three :: Boys and Girls
Lory leaned back from where he was sitting in his chair, watching the live interview which Ren was supposed to be appearing on, quite concerned with how it would turn out. It was interesting to him in some ways, but terrifying in others. Instead of this just being a normal interview he knew that this was going to be an interview that would shape who Tsuruga Ren was even so much as to destroy him. There was also the possibility that 'Ren' wouldn't show up at all, something equally catastrophic to his reputation. As the interview began Lory smoked his cigarette, "Let's see what you can do," he thought aloud not expecting what was going to happen.
Shou smiled finally feeling a little happy to be in this position, a live interview was the best place in which to destroy someone's career, this jerk's career especially. He heard the name 'Tsuruga Ren' be announced and walked on stage with a dazzling smile, but it wasn't his smile and some true Tsuruga fanatics might take note of that.
The girl interviewing him settled in her seat, she was well-known as a great interviewer. Her name was Kairi Saitoma, she was thirty years old, but had been interviewing the biggest stars since she was twenty four years old so she was quite respected and very watched. She had a certain tenderness with the stars she dealt with and their answers, and due to her kindness it wasn't unheard of for a star to expose everything to her.
"Ren, it's great to see you again," Kairi told him with a blush as Shou drew a hand to his chest and said arrogantly.
"You should," he raised an eyebrow, "I am quite fantastic." He turned to the audience, "Don't you think so everyone?" he asked hearing a scream from the fangirls. During this interview not only was he going to cause Tsuruga to lose his precious fan base, he'd lose his title as the guy most women wanted to go out with, and his title of most popular male star.
"Well it's good that your confidence has risen," Kairi blushed, gesturing him to sit down opposite her. "Japan rarely hears you talk like this, it's such a great chance to know the real you."
"You should be happy to know the real me," Shou replied back, "I'm so much better than you in your lame world, no wonder you're happy to have a bastard like me on here...you have nothing better to occupy your time with, not that I'm complaining."
"A-ah," Kairi choked her heart starting to beat painfully in her chest, "So...you didn't do much acting work after Dark Moon finished filming, is that right? But you've started a new drama now, would you like to tell us what that's about?"
"It's about me," Shou looked at his hand turning it over in boredom as he continued to stare at it, "Just like everything I'm in it's all about me. I mean, I should even be allowed to write my own lines...the writers have no sense of what they're writing, don't even understand my character properly...and then there's the director. You know I really should be in charge of the project, I'm the only one with any talent."
"The only one?" Kairi asked staring at him in a weird way "Surely your co-stars have some talent, aren't you paired up with Momose Itsumi again? She was simply amazing in Dark Moon, it's perfect that the two of you are taking on another project together."
"Yeah," Shou bowed his head thoughtfully before laughing, "Momose-san...she has a really nice ass don't you think?"
"What?" Kairi jumped back in surprise at the once so-calm, so self-disciplined Tsuruga Ren acting this way, "Are the two of you dating?"
"Her?" Shou laughed, time to move in for the kill, he allowed himself to grin, "She's not my type. I already have someone special on my mind."
"Oh really?" Kairi's interest peaked at this and she leaned in closer, "Can you tell me who?"
"Fuwa Shou." Shou said simply
Kairi let a little giggle escape awkwardly, her face had turned pale, "Are you telling me that you and Fuwa?"
Shou looked at her a little offended, "Of course not, Fuwa Shou isn't like that, he turned me down...three times. I just wanted Japan to know how cool he is, how he really does deserve to be the top rated star in all of Japan. I really want to be like him, he's my idol."
"An idol?" Kairi questioned, her eyes wide with that confession, "Tsuruga-san, are you trying to tell all of Japan that you have feelings for other men, that perhaps in the past you've dated other men?"
"Of course I have," Shou nodded, "However I won't give those details away easily...you're going to have to bark like a puppy to know which beagle I've dated."
"Well how about it Japan?" Kairi asked her audience who were looking at Shou in shock, "Should we find out?" she looked at him before coughing and made a small bark sound before hearing a guy yell.
"That's so cute Kairi!" she blushed as she heard that being said.
"Alright you've got it out of me," Shou leaned forwards, "Reino from Vie Ghoul and...Yukihito Yashiro," he added remembering the name of that guy's manager just in time to add it in. Behind the scenes Yashiro was staring at him wide-eyed, open-mouthed and in deep shock.
"You've dated your manager? Don't you find that the working environment might get a bit tense?" she asked nervously, feeling somewhat uncomfortable with this conversation. It wasn't that she hadn't had people coming out of the closet to her, but people like this disgusted her. She didn't want to be anywhere near them once they made a statement like that, that showed in how she would rarely invite them back to the show.
"Oh we were only manager-client with benefits," Shou replied solemnly, but couldn't keep himself from smiling in victory as he looked at all the confused faces, all the pained faces, and all the disgusted faces of the crowd.
"Well on that note we have to take a break and then we'll be showing clips from your new drama after." Once the camera had stopped rolling Kairi looked down. "Disgusting, it's disgusting Tsuruga-san...how can you like guys."
"They have all that I need," Shou replied before getting up, "Just a moment," he went to where Yashiro was. Yashiro had turned red from anger and was glaring at Shou.
"What was that?" he asked with a cough, "If you wanted to throw your reputation away as Japan's most eligible bachelor then tell me first, but don't bring me into it. That wasn't funny Ren."
"So are you disgusted too?" Shou asked hoping that he'd drive the manager away by using this method, "Disgusted enough to quit?"
Yashiro froze before shaking his head quickly, "Of course not," he replied, "If you did like men well then you know I'd support you, there are many stars who prefer the same sex...I just wish that you didn't have to involve me in your confession, you know that what we have is on a business level since you never let it get to a personal level."
"Are you saying you want to move it to a personal level?" Shou asked before kissing Yashiro's cheek as the manager took a step back.
"Ren, what is going on with you?" he asked touching his cheek where he thought Ren had just kissed him. "Don't you like Kyoko?"
"No," Shou replied, "I really do have a crush on Fuwa Shou, he's just everything that I'm not."
Yashiro sighed, "If that really is the case, I think that you need to tell Kyoko, however I'm suspecting this is a joke that you're going to regret making." He paused before nodding, "Whatever you are Ren you have my support."
Shou stared at him wide-eyed, what kind of guy was this? How could he still stick around after an interview like that?
Ren stared at Mimori as she stood there seeming to want him, he stood up before trying to get away, "I'm sorry," he apologized trying to get away without saying her name. He had no idea who this girl was and although he wanted to destroy Fuwa's happiness, destroying his relationships wasn't something he was ever going to be fond of. "I don't have time to talk right now, my new song isn't going well."
"Aww," Mimori commented with sad eyes, "Would you like to talk about it Shou-kun?"
Ren froze as he found her about to cry and felt sorry for her, he had no idea who she was, but it reminded him of Kyoko's stories, how she had often been blown off by this guy. "We'll talk later" he smiled to her, hoping to cheer her up. He gave her a warm smile and walked over to her. He pulled her into his chest and stroked her hair, "I'm sorry, but I really have to go record. We'll talk soon alright we?"
Mimori looked at him with sad eyes, her heart beating in her chest painfully, "Alright..." she looked to Shouko who smiled sympathetically.
"Mimori-chan, Shou's not having the best of days," she tried to tell the young girl, "His recordings haven't been going very well."
Mimori blinked back at him and then walked over before putting one hand to the side of Ren's throat, "Does your throat feel bad Shou-kun? Is that what's affecting your singing?"
Ren looked at her also showing his sympathetic feelings with her, "I'm sorry Mimori-chan, I really am busy right now...we'll talk soon alright?"
"Shou-chan!" Mimori giggled hearing her name being said like that. "You should say chan more, Mi-mo-ri chan..." she clasped her hands together before rocking herself back and forth. "Shou-kun can you kiss me?"
Ren blinked wondering if doing this would be cheating on his feelings of Kyoko, he looked at her. Perhaps if he could get Shou together with this girl then the singer wouldn't need to pursue Kyoko anymore and instead he would just leave her alone. Leaning over he gave her a passionate kiss on the lips and caused her to faint. Shouko patted him on the shoulder before pushing him slightly.
"Let's go Shou," she told him as Mimori's manager noticed her on the floor.
Ren wiped his mouth before entering the recording studio again, however the next time he tried to sing it wasn't as good as Shou's usual singing and Shouko noticed this, starting to get worried over how her client was doing.
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