>>2430>Stella immediately stands up and walks over to Aiden, crossing her arms as she states:
"Then I'd appreciate it if you explained to me why
you didn't tell her that sooner."
>At the same time, Suisei stands up and marches over to Stella - saying:
"He didn't need to say anything."
>Turning her attention back towards Aiden, Suisei then gives him a more sorrowful expression, stating:
"I was waiting for the right time to tell you. I've always wanted to tell you - but I've been so incredibly busy with my life."
>Looking back at Stella, Suisei's eyes then narrow into piercing glares as she states:
"But then she
just turns up, seemingly from no discernible area. Then she undermines my own circumstances!"
>Suisei places her hand on Aiden's chest, as she looks him dead in the eye - saying:
"Aiden, I love
you. I'm sorry for my demeanor, but you don't understand. I can't show a moment of weakness back home - ever
>As she continues speaking, Suisei raises her hand to his cheek, stating:
"Besides. I did
call out to you when Ryūsei and I needed help, didn't I? Anyone else could've been sent that message - but I chose you
>Aiden sighs and begins to respond, stating:
"Suisei, I understand your feelings but-"
>Stella then pulls Suisei's hand away from Aiden's cheek, stating:
"Well I'm sorry about ruining your perfect circumstances - but Aiden was there for me too
. He's the reason why I even have a second chance at my life!"
>Aiden then looks at Stella, saying:
>Holding up a hand for him to stop talking, Stella then continues to focus her attention on Suisei, saying:
"If you really do care about him more than I do - then prove it. Let's see if you're better at me at my own game. Cooking."
>Steeling herself, Suisei narrows her eyes as she states:
"I'm a better chef than the ones we employ back home. Try me."
"Just what I wanted to hear."
>Before Aiden can protest, Stella and Suisei both walk off.
"Oh come on you two! You don't need to do this!"
>As Aiden goes after them, the rest of the group are in awe, murmuring to themselves.