Ayaka Arashiro visits the large gym in Oasis Springs and encounters a handsome looking guy. Akito Ishikawa is on his way to the weight lifting machines when he stops to say hello. Ayaka can tell he does a lot of working out. After a pleasant chat, they exchange phone numbers.
Justin Thorne introduces himself to Rose Monroe while having a drink at The Solar Flare lounge. Justin mentions he just got promoted to be a locker room attendant for The Other Sports Team. Rose is super into sports, and loves that team! After some gossiping about athletes and some flirting, Rose gives Justin her phone number.
Justin gets an invitation to breakfast at Sunny Side Up Diner from co-worker Babs L’Amour. She’s one of the high profile athletes at the sports team he’s working at as a waterperson. Justin wonders if she treats all new colleagues to breakfast dates, or maybe she’s interested in him?
Things get pretty flirtatious between Ayaka and Genji Fujita one evening while he’s hanging out with her. Ayaka wonders if she should mention that she already hooked up with his cousin Gaiden recently? She decides against saying anything and to just enjoy Genji’s hotness.
In the mood for a drink, Samir visits Patchy’s bar in Newcrest. He meets an attractive girl and offers to buy her a beverage. Martha Noonan accepts, although she offers to get him one in return, as she gets a discount on Tuesday nights. Maybe it’s ladies’ night or something?
Samir and Ayaka travel out of the city for a meal at Chez Llama with their neighbours, Salim Benali and Gaiden Fujita. While Samir and Salim discuss the exotic taste and texture of their meals, Ayaka flirts with Gaiden, who seems to be interested in her.
Ayaka hears that the Romance Festival is in town, and travels there with Salim Benali. While Salim reviews some of the festival-goers’ paintings for his critic column, Ayaka checks a guide book to learn more about the festival and the Fashion District. It’s a beautiful part of the city.