Disclaimer: I do not own PoT. If I do, Rikkaidai would be the 3rd consecutive champions for the National Tournament. R&R please ^^
Student Council room at Hyotei Gakuen
"That is all for today's meeting. Ore-sama is greatful for everyone's attendance." With this, the narcissistic man known as Atobe stood up before everyone asked Kabaji to help him pack his materials.
There were so many paperwork that sometimes Kabaji did wonder if his childhood friend ever rest. Almost every time they had a meeting like this, he would sort the ever thick amount of papers out before placing them in a bag. The members of the student council were leaving the room one by one. Just as Atobe wanted to leave the room together with Kabaji, the PA system announced:
"3rd year students Atobe Keigo, Kabaji Munehiro, Oshitari Yuushi, Mukahi Gakuto, Akutagawa Jirou, Shishido Ryou. 2nd year students Hiyoshi Wakashi, Ootori Choutaro, Taki Haginosuke. The mentioned 9 names please proceed to the conference room immediately."
The announcement was then repeated twice. By then, Atobe wondered why he was called. Better yet, it was the name of all the current tennis regulars, except for Taki who is almost a regular-to-be. Still feeling exhausted from the meeting, he adjusted his uniform and called out to his friend.
"Let's go Kabaji."
Both of them left the student council room and on their way, Oshitari Yuushi walked from a corner and met them. Both started a conversation with Kabaji hearing them.
"Oshitari, do you have any idea why were we called?"
"I wondered that too, Atobe."
"Oh? And I thought you were the tensai here."
"Tensai of tennis, Atobe. Not in these out-of-nowhere matters."
Atobe grinned upon Oshitari's reply and said not a word until the three men arrived at the conference room. As they entered, everyone was already seated. Their tennis coach, Sakaki sensei, was seated at the centre of the tables arranged in a rectangular like formation. He invited the three of them to sit and started his speech.
"Minna, from today onwards, your tennis practice will be slightly reduced to practice on weekdays only."
Before Sakaki sensei could continue his speech, the room was in a bit of shocked. Atobe certainly didn't think this is happening, so as the rest. Weekend practices were the ones that Atobe was being able to evaluate each and every one of the 200 members' skills. "Nani? What the hell is this about?" Shishido was the first one to burst from their sensei's comment. Ootori calmed Shishido down before he burst even further.
"There will no longer be tennis practice on weekends because this time will be used for other purposes. That is, all of you will be competing in singing and maybe a bit of dancing too."
The last statement caught everyone off guard. Singing and dancing?
"Sensei, what is the meaning of this?" Even this time, Atobe had to voice out his confusion.
"All of you are signed to the band PoT48. Everyone here is the default members."
Atobe wasn't satisfied with his sensei's answer. "Ahn? PoT48? There will be 48 of us in a group?"
"As I was told, at the moment, the agency is selecting another 22 members. Regular members of Seigaku and Rikkaidai are in this as well."
"Ah! Marui is in too! Ureshii~" Jirou suddenly woke up and was getting all excited for this.
Gakuto doesn't like this at all. "You mean that Kikumaru is in as well? Hmpf." Oshitari grinned at his tennis doubles partner's comment.
Sakaki sensei continued, "Whether all of you like it or not, it had been decided. I will update everyone if I received news."
"Ano, sensei, PoT48, as in the ones being advertised at the 'Gekkan Pro Idol' magazines lately?" Taki asked this question and received surprised faces from some of the members. He had been observing this news and it's hard to believe that he is, and will be part of it.
"That's the one, Taki. I had yet received the schedule from the company but I do expect the best. That will be all." Sakaki left the room, leaving the regulars to discuss among them.
"Gekoukujo da." Hiyoshi had been listening to everyone's opinion and he knew, this is another chance to rise higher. Ootori thought with this, his piano skills will be even better. Oshitari wasn't so thrilled about the idea but it would be great if his cousin is in this too, he thought so.
A/N: This is Hyotei's reaction to the news. I might do Seigaku and Rikkaidai's sides as well. Please do vote for the 22 members at my profile page or PM me your choices! R&R Thank you~