Arugaki Risa had always been the best. She was one of those girls that you admired and envied at the same time. She was beautiful with long auburn hair and similarly colored eyes. Boys wanted to date her; girls wanted to be her. Admittedly, she reveled in this sort of accomplishment. Everyone was in the palm of her hand. While she wasn't a particularly manipulative being, how could she not relish in the feeling of superiority to everyone else? That was her life...until she came along. She was blond, blue-eyed, and damn annoying. To Kia, she was competition. The only competition she'd ever known. And so, the rivalry began, and Arugaki Risa would soon realize that she could not always be the best there ever was. "Have you seen her?" Risa's friend Akame questioned, looking at the red-haired beauty. Risa scowled, slamming her locker door with an anger she hadn't felt in quite a long time. Akame's eyebrows raised but decided that she had asked the wrong sort of question. "I'm...going to head to class." With that, the girl ran off, and Risa was left to her own devices. "Of course I've seen her," she muttered to herself. "And I'll make sure she isn't a threat for much longer."