Era was shaky with nerves, but she didn't feel she could back down any more. Emi hadn't done anything patronizing or belittled her in any way, but Era still felt challenged. She couldn't walk away from this. If Emi could do it and not be scared, then she could try it too.
She nodded. "Then I will call you Emi." Calling her by her true name would probably draw unwanted attention.
"Is it something we could try now?" It would have to be now or never. Era didn't think she would have the courage later.