Remembering our parting promise last time, I specially made some pudding to give to Kiro for my visit.
Staff: I'm sorry, you can't enter without a credential.
MC: Hi, I'm the producer of [Company Name]. I'm here to visit the set. (Shows business card)
Staff: (Barely looks) A fan again? Come on, you're a student. Stop pretending. You did make a nice card though...
Anna didn't believe me, the staff doesn't believe it, and I'm now starting to doubt it too...
MC: No, I'm not a student...
Staff: Tch! I can't stand you stalker fans. Security!
MC: (Panic) Please, I'm a reporter for City News. I have a press card and everything.
Staff: (Takes card and inspects carefully)... Journalist, huh? Certainly don't seem like one...
Staff: Tch... Come in.
Good thing I also came here as a journalist.
MC: Thanks. Do you know where Kiro is?
Staff: Are you a journalist or a journalist fan? You can't interview a guest without a reservation.
Staff: Go to the makeup room for the extras if you want to interview someone. That way. Don't wander about!
Okay, I have time anyway. I can call Kiro after I finish an interview.
I happened to find something quite interesting when I entered the makeup room.
Blond Kid: No private room for me? Unbelievable!
Blond Kid: Do you call this dirty dishwater tea?
Bob Utility Girl: If you're done with makeup, get out of the way. You'll probably get edited out anyway. And still so whiney.
Blond Kid: To whom do you think you are speaking?
I find this pretty amusing, so I decide to get an interview with this boy.
MC: Hello, I'm a journalist for City News. May I interview you?
Blond Kid: A person of my standing doesn't just go around giving interviews.
Bob Utility Girl: What is she thinking about... interviewing this little boy while so many stars are here?
Long-hair Utility Man: Too funny... if she asks, I'm refusing too. Can't afford to embarrass myself.
Makeup Designer: What's a journalist doing here? Get out now. You're disturbing our work.
I didn't expect to cause such a commotion. I made an apology and prepared to leave.
Kiro: Think it over. You won't regret it.
The appearance of Kiro instantly made the makeup room boil with excitement.
But, when did he sneak up behind me!
MC: (Smiling surprisedly) Kiro.
Kiro: Miss Chips, hi! We meet again.
Blond Kid: (Blushes) Ahem... Hello, I'm Christian. I gratuated from the Royal College of Art. I quite admire your music...
Kiro: Yeah. If there's time later, I'd love to chat about music.
Blond Kid: (Blinks) Re-- really?
Kiro pushed me in front of Christian.
Kiro: So, do you want to let her interview you?
Kiro: She's my favorite producer. Doing an interview with her will get you noticed by a lot of people.
Kiro: What do you say?
Blond Kid: (Nodding excitedly) Of course! I'd love to.
Bob Utility Girl: Can I be interviewed too?
Long-hair Utility Man: And me!
Makeup Designer: (Brushing her hair back) Miss journalist, would you want to interview a makeup designer?
The atmosphere has done a 180. Everyone's become so positive...
Perhaps Kiro made them believe I'm a good friend of his.
MC: Please be patient. I'll interview you all one at a time.
Kiro: Then I'll be on set. See you later.
MC: Mm, thanks.
Kiro waved his hands with a smile and left the makeup room.
Everyone in the room waved back and silently watched him leave.
When I finally escaped from the dressing room, I had a pile of material collected.
This experience has taught me to disguise myself a bit before going into a scene to gather information.