Being the orphanage's second-eldest, Ayako takes on a motherly role with the other children, often at her own expense. She is particularly close with Haruka Sawamura.
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When Haruka Leaves Morning Glory in the night, Ayako confronts her. She says that she knows Haruka is leaving because of the controversy surrounding her previous career as an idol and her relationship to Kazuma Kiryu, an ex-yakuza, potentially threatening Mitsuo's career. For the next three years, Ayako keeps secret her knowledge of Haruka's departing, taking on the role of caring for the other children.