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.
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.
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.
The neighbours arrive to welcome the housemates to the Arts Quarter. Genji Fujita and Salim Benali live in the other apartments on their floor, while Khaled Assaoui lives in Hakim House on the other side of the district. Khaled brings along a fruitcake as a welcome gift.
After moving in, the new housemates of 930 Medina Studios take a moment to admire their new apartment. Samir can tell that it has been recently redecorated, Ayaka loves the open layout and Justin really likes the modern furnishings and decor.
Ayaka Arashiro arrives at Medina Studios apartments and sees two men chatting in the hallway. Justin Thorne and Samir Aswad introduce themselves and confirm they’re both here to move into the same vacant three bedroom apartment that Ayaka is also joining.