If Yumi talked to Tsutako (蔦子) or Mami (真美), they would most probably jump on their feet to follow. But it was supposed to be private, and Yumi just didn't feel comfortable to do what she wanted under the surveillance of Photo Club and Newspaper Group. On the other hand, if the two were invited on the condition of no camera and no news coverage, it would be just to cruel to them.
"Why not invite Touko (瞳子)-chan?"
"What are you up to by calling your rival out? At a place like
the Ogasawara's summerhouse, you are having your debut and away game.
Under such disadvantages, do you really think you are fighting on the
same ground with that cheeky hair-roll?"
"So Touko-chan is the home team?"
"What is wrong with the weaker side sending salt to the stronger
side to rub on his wounds?"
"You are too considerate, Yumi, so I am concerned about you. I
know what term describes you best: 'Ohitoyoshi (お人好し)' (People
who are overly kind and considerate without thinking, and often ends
up giving up their rights or hurting themselves.)"
"Just tell Sachiko-sama, let's go for the two of us only.
Okay? Got it?"
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