"Well, that's our goal, but to reach that goal, there are several steps which you need to do beforehand."
Winning Love Live wasn't something which could be done in a single day after all, Haru thought that it was better to focus on something small slowly before they reached their last goal.
Everyone looked at Haru curiously listening to his explanation as if a curious baby.
"Let me ask you, how close are the eight of you?" Haru asked.
"We're very close to each other!" Honoka tried to hug everyone, but her hands were too short to do that. "Ugh... Umi-chan, go and hug everyone too!"
"Kotori-chan, you too!"
Kotori smiled and also hugged the girl nearby.
Nozomi was the most active and also hugged Eli and Rin who sat beside her.
"Eh? Why do you need to hug me too!"
"I, I don't need to be hugged..!"
Nico and Maki were somehow embarrassed at that moment.
"It seems that I don't need to worry about how close your relationship is to each other, so how about you call each other by their first names so you'll feel closer to each other?" Haru asked.
"Eh? I, I can't do that.... I, I'm a first year after all..." Hanayo was quite hesitant. It wasn't something uncommon since the relationship between underclassmen and upperclassmen in this country were very strict. The underclassmen needed to respect their upperclassmen which somehow made Haru's idea very hard to implement.
"I don't mind and I think that is necessary since we're going to be together for a long time." Eli, who was in the third year, agreed with this idea since it would make the relationship between them closer to each other.
"Me too, I don't mind if you call me Nozomi-chan, not Tojo-senpai." Nozomi smiled while looking at everyone.
"Hanayo-chan, Rin-chan, Maki-chan, you can call our names directly." Honoka also agreed since she also wanted to become closer with everyone.
"R, Really? Is that alright, nyaa?" Rin asked and everyone nodded in response. She was the bravest among the 1st year in this group. She nodded and said, "T, Then, Kotori-chan."
"Yes, Rin-chan." Kotori smiled sweetly at Rin.
Hanayo was quite hesitant, but when everyone was looking at her kindly, she tried her best. "N, Nozomi-chan."
"Yes, Hanayo-chan." Nozomi smiled and really wanted to knead everyone's b.r.e.a.s.ts at that moment.
Then everyone looked at Maki at that moment.
"W, Why should I do that too?" Maki blushed and looked away, but everyone kept staring at her. "Alright, alright, I'll do it..." She glanced at Eli and said, "E, Eli..."
"Yes, Maki-chan." Eli smiled, even though she knew Maki was Haru's childhood friend, but they were in the group after all.
"Then, what's next?" Honoka looked at Haru and believed in him since she could feel the progress between them.
"Well, the next one is pretty plain and that is training from building your stamina, singing, and dancing since the job of idol itself is pretty hard after all." Haru looked at everyone and said, "Everyone seems to underestimate idols, but I know that all of you have worked very hard, especially Honoka, Kotori, and Umi. I know that I might have said it last time, but your concert that time was very wonderful. I love it."
Honoka, Kotori, and Umi suddenly felt somewhat quite embarrassed and happy at the same time since they could feel that Haru praised them very sincerely.
Then they talked about each other's speciality so they could help each other during their training.
"Right, I've almost forgotten something, but you're quite popular already." Haru took out a laptop and showed the video of the concert which was being done last time.
"Th, this view?!"
"There are a lot of people who have watched us!"
Honoka, Kotori, and Umi didn't expect that there would be a lot of people who had watched their concert, but more importantly...
"Who has uploaded this video?" Honoka asked.
"I'm not sure..." Haru glanced at Eli which made her blush, but he didn't intend to tell everyone about it.
"Cough! Cough! Anyway, is there something that you want to tell us next?" Eli asked while looking at Haru.
"Well, the next thing is to create a club within your school. I can't help much in that area since I'm not from your school, but if you create a club in your school then you'll receive a facility from the school and you can train in the school too. I'm not sure if your school will be able to do it since your school might be closed next year, but you might also receive a fund to help your activity." Haru felt that it was necessary for them to create a club.
"Eh? Really? Is it possible to receive funds for our activity?!" Honoka was excited and looked at Eli.
Eli shook her head and said, "No, the school can't help much with the funding of our activity so we can only do something about that by ourselves."
"No way...." Honoka became depressed.
"How about the club?" Umi asked.
Eli shook her head again and said, "We can't create a club."
"Why? Why can't we create a club, Ayase-sen-- I mean Eli-chan," Kotori asked with concern.
"Because there are already similar clubs in our school, right?" Eli looked at Nico who had been ignored for a while and said, "Yazawa Nico, the president of the Idol Research Club?"
"Nico-chan is the president of the club?!" Honoka was surprised and asked, "But Nico-chan is 1st year, right?"
"Who is the 1st year! I'm in my 3rd year!" Nico was offended.
"Eh? 3rd year?"
Everyone looked at Nico with a doubtful expression.
"As I said, I'm in my 3rd year! You are all so rude!" Nico was furious.
Nozomi nodded calmly and said, "Yes, even though Nico has a loli body, she's a 3rd year like me and Eli."
"N, Nozomi, you...!" Nico held back her anger when she was told her body was a loli body.
"Then Nico-chan, please let us join your club." Honoka didn't hesitate to join Nico's club.
"Hmph!" Nico pouted and looked away.
Maki frowned and said, "What's that? What are you trying to say?"
Nico said without hesitation!
"Eh?" Honoka looked at Nico and asked, "Why? We only need a place to practice."
"As I've said before, the answer is the same! I refuse!" Nico shook her head.
"Yazawa-senpai, we're not asking you to disband your club, we only need a place to practice," Umi asked kindly.
"I said that I'd refused! Did I not clear myself the first time? Your group is a disgrace to real idos!"
"But we've been practicing dancing and singing really hard!" Honoka couldn't accept it.
"That's not what I'm talking about...." Nico closed her eyes as if trying to build momentum and wanted to say something serious. "Are any of you.... creating a character for yourself?"
They didn't know what to say after hearing this question.