|Together in the Minefield|
|Character/s in the cover||Kyoko Mogami, Ren Tsuruga and Yukihito Yashiro|
Her Lost Youth is the 32nd chapter of the Skip Beat! manga series.
Lory is all down because he's been waiting for Kyoko but she is out with Ren acting as his temporary manager. Finally someone tells Lory that if he wants to talk with her, he should just call her cellphone.
Meanwhile, Kyoko is failing very miserably at being Ren's manager. She's totally over her head at all the things he has to do, plus she keeps messing up at the studios. She even hears two of the staff commenting on how she is more a bother than a help to Ren.
While they are in Ren's car her stomach grumbles really loudly and Ren is surprised she didn't pack lunch so he takes her out for dinner. She decides on a family restaurant where she can eat a burger. Kyoko really likes burgers.
Ren has a flashback to little Kyoko finding rocks in the shape of burger patties, and when he showed her a big one, she declared it the "King of the Burger Kingdom."
When he smiles at her, Kyoko feels her heart skip a beat. Then wonders in horror why that happened.
A group of high school girls at a nearby table start babbling about high school and after a row between them and Kyoko's demons, Kyoko realizes Ren has already finished and is waiting for her in the car. After they leave, Ren asks Kyoko if her not going to high school is related to Fuwa Sho. Kyoko tells Ren that he used her to be able to enter the show business.
Flashback to a little Kyoko happily saying that Sho-chan is her prince and he will give her a glass shoe when she grows up and she will become a princess and be his bride. Ren realizes the "Sho-chan" she was talking about was Sho Fuwa.
Kyoko finishes her story by saying that once she becomes a star she can look over her shoulder at Sho. Ren says that working with an actor who became a star just with that type of motivation would be really unpleasant.
Kyoko's demons start to fly, Ren is repellant to them but she tries to tell him he is mistaken in his assumptions about her motives. Crashing right against the car ceiling. In that moment she notices her cellphone is in vibration mode. It's Lory, who is really upset that it took so long for her to pick up his calls. He says he wants to talk to her about high school but that maybe she is no longer interested. Kyoko replies she is more than happy to get the chance to go to high school.
Characters in Order of Appearance