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Friday, 01 April 2011 00:00
7 - In That Gently Passing Time...
It's Aria Company's anniversary, and Alicia has shut up shop for the day to take Akari and President Aria out on a little trip. They're headed out to Neo-Burano, one of Neo-Venezia's outlying islands where the pace of life is even slower than it is in the city, to meet a woman named Anna, who many years earlier had been an Undine who was even more popular than Alicia. When she got married, though, she left Aria Company and moved to Neo-Burano with her husband - and making the transition from being an Undine wasn't easy. Alicia has a surprise in store for her and Akari, though, when Grandma drops by to visit...

Snack timeFateful encounter

8 - The Memories of That Precious Person...
Athena's taking Alice on a picnic - or perhaps that was the other way around. Anyway, the idea is enough to get Aika and Akari's imaginations fired up (even though they're not invited), and Alice is clearly looking forward to the big day, having planned it in detail in advance. Like all finely-laid plans, though, this one goes horribly wrong when it seems that Athena loses her memory...

Happy dayIgnorant mode ON

9 - Surrounded by the Orange Wind...
Alice has finally graduted from middle school and, once she's provided keepsakes for the various members of her fanclub (and it's a wonder she didn't go home naked after that), she's finally free to concentrate on becoming an Undine for a while. Aika and Akari are waiting for her at the school gate after the ceremony, and after only a little goofing around, it's down to the serious business of gondola sculling - which of course allows her to spend time with her friends. Athena, though, invites her on a picnic - and that's a prospect that Alice can't turn down. While there are no amnesia tricks this time, though, Athena has another surprise in store...

GraduationBirth of the Orange Princess

10 - The Excitement on that Moon-Gazing Night
Summer has passed its peak, Autumn is on its way, and following her promotion it's Alice's first day as a working Prima - and with Aika and Akari watching her every move, a little dose of nerves could be forgiven. She's badly nervous, though, and even though her customers are full of praise for her Alice herself doesn't feel as though she's been doing all that good a job. It's a times like this that a girl needs her friends, and so Akari suggests a moon-gazing party, the perfect thing to do at this time of year. But for Aika, moongazing is interrupted with a little romance - and an unexpected trip to the bottom of a well...

Spying not allowedTrapped

11 - Those Ever-Changing Days...
Akira's beginning to think of Aika becoming a Prima, although the first order of business in promoting her - coming up with an appropriate alias - is proving a problem. Princess Not Allowed just doesn't cut it, for starters. Alice's unprecedented two-step promotion is the talk of the Himeya dormitories, with a lot of the girls thinking there's no way Aika could be pleased with being jumped over like that, but her cheerful outlook certainly seems genuine enough. If anything Alice's success seems to have gotten Aika even more fired up about becoming a Prima herself - and so Akira decides it's time she took the Prima exam. Alice, meanwhile, is still finding it difficult to adjust to being a Prima - and the increasing difficulty she's having in finding time to spend with her friends...

Comforting handLonely

12 - Embraced by that Blue Sea and Wind...
With Alice working as a Prima, it's just Akari and Aika at practice sessions these days - until one morning when Aika turns up at practice, looking very saddened and apologetic. A look at her hands quickly tells Akari the reason: Aika's passed her Prima exam, and the time for practicing has gone. Akari's genuinely pleased for her friend, carrying her new alias Rozen Queen and the tough job of being branch manager for a new Himeya office, but Akari doesn't have too much time to dwell on the subject, as Alicia drops a small bombshell on her: her own Prima exam will be the next day...

It's timePrima Aquamarine

13 - To That New Beginning...
Akari's become a Prima, but the news has been somewhat overshadowed new that Alicia will be leaving Aria Company to get married - which of course would leave Akari in charge of Aria Company. Given Alicia's profile, the news has taken the city by storm, and Akari's a little overwhelmed by the responsibility that's just been dumped on her shoulders - at the moment, Alicia's still on hand to ask questions to and give guidance, but all good things must come to an end...

HandoverPair Ai


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