Aka Aoki was a student who was a close friend of Mai's and attended the same school as her and her other friend, Kyoko. Aka was known to give good advice to Mai for rough situations and scenarios. After a while being in the same school, he and Kyoko had managed to get along quite well, as well as getting to know each other better in the process with the help of Mai. Aka's ability of spreading the wisdom was truly put to the test as his dear friend came to him to give advice upon telling him of her recent meeting up with her quiet and slightly strange friend.
Mai gave insight on the scenario that took place not too long ago when Kyoko ran up to her, warning her about the boy she was in relations with, who had a history of dating more than one girl, cheating, to say the least. Mai then admitted that she was afraid of Kyoko's abilities, saying to herself it was just a ploy for her and her boyfriend to be broken up and for Kyoko to have him to herself. Aka silently wondered to himself as Mai continued to tell her story of what happened. She had even described herself as going through the stages of grief. Thinking to herself at that moment in time trying to process the prediction that her new friend had just given her on the spot. Mai pondered about certain outcomes of the situation.
Chances are that she took her warning, but would not have found any proof of this, pinning the blame on Kyoko, maybe taking the warning then finding out and pointing blame out onto her boyfriend, and there is a possible chance of Mai finding out, but didn't and never want to find out the truth, thus reflecting said blame onto Kyoko. Mai began to tear up as she found the options rather frustrating. She then sadly and regretfully evaluated to Aka on how she may have treated Kyoko from the knowledge she had told her, insulting her and running away.
She had tried to stop her crying, only for Aka to rotate from his lying down position to sitting straight up to try and comfort Mai in her time of need, hugging her, and telling her that everything was going to be alright. He sat there, hugging Mai close and telling his idea on what to do. Also knowing a lot about Kyoko himself, Aka was certain that Kyoko would never do anything to upset Mai like this, believing that what she wanted to do was protect Mai from perceptive and deceiving people. He also suggested that she take Kyoko's predictions, not as all fallacy, for she was quite right in most things. Mai began to feel better from the wisdom that Aka had bestow onto her, becoming rather hopeful. But still feeling rather saddened, she giggled while wiping a tear off her face, asking Aka if he knew what would make her feel better, hoping he knew what she was hinting to.
Aka then paused for a moment, thinking to himself, answering Mai with ice cream. Mai responded to Aka answering her question in the form of chuckling, then stopping in the middle of her laugh, cutting herself off. She then replied that ice cream was one of them, but there was something else. Aka strained his mind to figure out what Mai enjoyed most when upset, calling out random responses. This then prompted for her to stop him and interject in be giving him the answer of someone playing with her feet. Mai had said this with a visible light blush deepening slightly. Aka had frozen from shock, looking down at Mai's feet, somewhat small, but quite dainty, very lovely for a girl a quarter of Aka's height. He palmed his own head, giggling a bit nervously, stuttering through his words to say that he knew the fact, obviously being quite oblivious of Mai's hidden interest.
Mai scrunched and stretched her toes outwards enticingly to get his attention. Next, she asked if he'd be so kind to toy with them for a while, to which Aka responded that he didn't mind at all. He made his way down to her foot level, slowly sliding off her bed and onto the floor of her room in a rather humorous and comedic way, causing Mai to laugh as Aka always did in unique ways. Now that he was on the floor, he sat upright crossing his legs and taking a foot into his palms, looking up to Mai, asking how would she like her feet to be played with. she then looked down to his level, and the blush on her cheeks sank down into a deeper hue of red, telling him that he could do whatever he sees fit with them, and then gave Aka a wink, which in return made him blush himself with a crooked but a playful and goofy smile.
Aka then started with a standard rubbing and running of his fingers on the underside of her foot, making Mai's foot in his hands shake and jitter from the subtle tickling. He stopped for a second then asked her if she was enjoying it, and she replied with a head nod, signifying that she was, as she held back suppressed laughter. with that, he continued. From the tickling onward, he wrapped both hands around her foot and gave a little and gentle massage. Aka wanted to ask if this was working, but when his eyes crossed paths with Mai's, he could tell that she was definitely enjoying herself, as the pleasured expression on her face said it all.
He then moved her foot close to his face, inspecting each and every part thoroughly. Aka had taken in the scent of a vanilla-like fragrance. Mai took notice of his shock and asked him if he liked it, and he said he not only liked it but absolutely loved it. Aka had explored her foot some more to discover the faint feeling of sweat. Mai also took notice of this and mentioned that it had recently been getting warmer over time, and asked for the favor of cleaning the sweat off of it, also that if he were to do that, she'd greatly appreciate the kind gesture. Aka was of no objection in cleaning up the unwanted sweat, saying that he'll do it. He lifted her foot, to where her bare soles were facing him, and stuck out his tongue, rubbing it against Mai's foot, feeling the wrinkles and arch as he made his way up from the heel to the tip of her toes.
Mai's blush had deepened in color as this went on. He then went back down, then repeated the same journey upwards over again. Mai then happily thanked him in advance for doing her this deed. His saliva now replaced the sweat's spots. Aka then went over to the next foot to give it same treatment and pampering. Once he finished, he hopped and laid back onto the bed with Mai, who tackled him into a hug, telling him that he was a good friend, Aka smiled and hugged back, saying that she was too.