Kanae is certain--100% positively certain!--that her life was easier before Kyoko had declared herself Kanae's best friend. Kanae is happier now, yes, certainly she is--but the irritating moments in life are also so much worse when accompanied by Kyoko's anguished wails, and the dark aura which leave Kanae paralyzed and panting for air.
Yes! She is annoyed, deeply annoyed! And as Kyoko's insane optimism seems to have deserted her--and left her spineless and cowering and deeply frustrating--it is up to Kanae to take up the heavy burden of friendship and speak to a man on Kyoko's behalf.
"Really!" Kanae huffs to herself, "this is just too much!"
Mr. Tsuruga's tall frame and intense aura make him easy prey. He is sitting on a bench in the corner, as inconspicuous as the face of LME can be. Kanae rubs damp palms on the legs of her worksuit ("Kyoko, you fool!" she rages, "making me talk to Mr. Tsuruga about you of all people!"), and takes a step forward--only to halt a second later.
Mr. Tsuruga lifts his cell phone to his ear, and lowers is almost immediately. There is a look of such pain on his face that Kanae reels back, embarrassed for him. The expression smooths out so quickly that Kanae might doubt herself, but for the fact that her heart is still thundering, and her face is still hot.
Kanae remembers Kyoko, squirming with anguish: "Moko! Mokoooo! He hates me! Mr. Tsuruga really, truly, and deeply hates me! I don't know what to do, Mokooooo!" Kanae wonders if Mr. Tsuruga is agonizing over Kyoko at this very moment--like a young boy! Like a young boy, in love for the very first time, with Kyoko!
Kanae snorts into her hand. No! She is being foolish.
And she would be even more foolish to say anything to Mr. Tsuruga about Kyoko. Kanae is an actor! And she is even Kyoko's best friend! But! She is not a matchmaker! No! She refuses to be swayed by Kyoko's crazy antics!
Kanae nods to herself, resolute.
"If," she thinks, "yes, if Mr. Tsuruga really is in love with Kyoko--he is too far gone for me to help!"
They are both crazy, Kanae concludes--without a doubt, both of them.