"Mioooooo!!!!" yelled a happy Ritsu, dancing into the clubroom.
"Wow, aren't you early today.. for once" replied Mio, who was plugging her bass into the amplifier. "And over joyous. What's got you so happy?"
"Mio! You won't believe it! I won the lottery!" Ristu screamed with sparkles in her eyes.
"Ha..? How much did you win?!" Mio asked, shocked.
"Wouldn't you like to know" Ritsu laughed, waving the lotto ticket in Mio's face"
"Oi oi, don't get angry, demon. I won a whole $50!"
"Th..that's really nothing.." Mio said quietly, trying not to laugh at how excited Ritsu was.
"Puu" Ritsu stuck her tongue out at her.
"Wait a sec.. who did you call a demon!?"
"Oh noo, don't breath fire on me! Godzilla!!"
"AAAAH!!!!" Mio screamed, crouched down to the ground and covered her ears. "I didn't hear that, I didn't hear that, I DID'NT HEAR THAT!!"
Ritsu also crouched down, and slowly whispered to Mio, "Yeah, he's REAL. He could rip you apart with his... claws.."
"AAAAAAHHH!!!!" Mio cried.
Suddenly the clubroom door burst open.
"What's going on!" gasped Yui.
"We heard screaming!" Mugi-chan said, short of breath.
Ristu turned around, looked at the girls who were gasping for air, standing in the doorway. She blinked. Smiled. Then gave them a huge thumbs up while pointing at Mio, crouching on the ground.
"Oh.. just Mio" they sighed together.
The four girls sat at the table, drinking tea and eating the cakes Mugi-chan brought. Ritsu was sitting across the table from Mio, watching her eat.
"Wow.. she really overreacts sometimes" Ritsu thought to herself. "But.. she is so cute when she cries."
"Ricchan! Your completely spaced out." Yui said, shaking Ritsu's shoulders.
"Look, your tea's gotten cold!" Mugi-chan gasped.
"Ritsu" Mio stared into her eyes. "Are you.. ok? It's not like you to space out like that." Mio's eyebrows curved up, and she looked really concerned.
"She cares about me.. I thought she would say I was being silly." Ritsu thought.
"Ricchan?" Yui said, poking her arm.
"Ah, yeah. I'm, uh, just fine." She smiled. Mio opened her mouth to say something, but Ritsu interrupted and stood up saying, "Y'know we should really practice for the freshman concert."
"Wha? Now you're starting to sound like Azusa.." Mio laughed.
"Ah! Speaking of which, where is Azunyan?" Yui realized, looking around the clubroom.
"Oh, now that you mention it.." The conversation about Azusa carried on, and Ritsu let out a quiet sigh. "At least they've changed the subject." she thought.
Ritsu walked around the corner and picked up her bag, unnoticed. She walked over to the door and turned the handle.
"I guess I'll see you tomorrow..." Ritsu whispered, looking back at Mio, then leaving the clubroom.