After working out, Justin shows the latest gains he’s made to his housemate, Samir. Samir seems impressed and possibly inspired to start exercising more. Justin is making steady progress on his bodybuilding goal to reach peak physical potential.
In the mood for a drink, Samir visits Patchy’s bar in Newcrest. He meets an attractive girl and offers to buy her a beverage. Martha Noonan accepts, although she offers to get him one in return, as she gets a discount on Tuesday nights. Maybe it’s ladies’ night or something?
Samir and Ayaka travel out of the city for a meal at Chez Llama with their neighbours, Salim Benali and Gaiden Fujita. While Samir and Salim discuss the exotic taste and texture of their meals, Ayaka flirts with Gaiden, who seems to be interested in her.
The Arts Quarter is the home of the Humour and Hijinks Festival, and Samir checks it out with Salim Benali. Salim mentions the fireworks display at the end of the night, which is definitely an impressive sight to behold.
The neighbours arrive to welcome the housemates to the Arts Quarter. Genji Fujita and Salim Benali live in the other apartments on their floor, while Khaled Assaoui lives in Hakim House on the other side of the district. Khaled brings along a fruitcake as a welcome gift.
After moving in, the new housemates of 930 Medina Studios take a moment to admire their new apartment. Samir can tell that it has been recently redecorated, Ayaka loves the open layout and Justin really likes the modern furnishings and decor.
Ayaka Arashiro arrives at Medina Studios apartments and sees two men chatting in the hallway. Justin Thorne and Samir Aswad introduce themselves and confirm they’re both here to move into the same vacant three bedroom apartment that Ayaka is also joining.