Sayori Wakaba (若葉沙頼, Wakaba Sayori) is Yuki's dorm-mate and best friend since junior high in Cross Academy.
The meaning of ner name: yori means "Trust." In the Japanese version, Yuki uses the suffix "-chan" when referring to her best friend to show familiarity
Yori has short light brown hair, big hazel eyes and a cute appearance. Her outfits are usually very modest and feminine.
Yori seems to be one of the few girls who is not interested in the Night Class. She finds them a bit scary and stated that she would prefer someone from the Day Class. Yori is also very observant, as she notices a lot of things that happen to Yuki, especially when she gets hurt or is very depressed. Sayori has a calm personality as well. She does not fear when in the presence of vampires, especially those who hunger for her blood, and is indifferent to the fact that Yuki is a Pureblood.
Sayori comes from an old and distinguished family. She also has a fiance whom she has yet to meet. Her father is Councillor Wakaba.
Yori's part in the story is relatively small. She spends a lot of time in the first arc worried about Yuki not getting enough sleep and having nightmares. She also states that she doesn't obsess over the night class like the other girls because they scare her.She teases Yuki when Ichiru reveals that Zero has feelings for her and confirms Yori's suspicions, although the whole matter isn't clear to Yuki. Yori finds out that Yuki is a vampire after Aido protected her from a vampire who served Rido. Despite that fact, Yori still accepts Yuki and appeared to be more worried over the fact that she would lose her best friend. Yori parts company with Yuki when she is taken to a safe place by Aido on Kaname's orders. After the attack is over, she defends Aido when the other day class girls are afraid of him.
Yori begins the second arc hassling Zero about his stance on vampires and questioning whether he will hunt down Yuki. Yori is one of the few day class students that know about vampires when she and a few other refused to have their memories wiped. After Kaito discovers Yori's friendship with Yuki, he helps Yori to go to the vampire ball, having her stow away in his suitcase, which causes Zero to freak when she appears at the ball. Kaito and Zero promise to keep an eye on her while she goes find her best friend. Yori has a brief but happy reunion with Yuki before they part ways again.
She is briefly seen again when Yuki reinstates the Night Class, however the two do not seem to really meet with each other much due to the circumstances.
Yuki has been Yori's best friend since middle school and in high school they were dorm mates. She currently still remains as Yuki's best friend even when she discovers that Yuki was a Pureblood vampire and has no contact from her for a year. Yuki pounces on Yori to demonstrate the danger she poses at Yori, but Yori just laughs because she doesn't find Yuki scary at all. This shows that they are still very good friends.
Yori sometimes interacts with Zero, but they are not really friends. However, she knows Zero has romantic feelings for Yuki.
- "Yuuki their serving pork stir fry."(to yuuki)
- "We will always be... best friends."(to yuuki)
|Yuki Kuran | Kaname Kuran | Zero Kiryu|
|Haruka Kuran | Juri Kuran | Kaname Kuran | Yuki Kuran | Rido Kuran | Shizuka Hio | Ouri | Sara Shirabuki | Isaya Shoto | Toma (Lord)|
|Hanabusa Aido | Tsukiko Aido | Asato Ichijo | Takuma Ichijo | Akatsuki Kain | Maria Kurenai | Seiren | Senri Shiki | Ruka Souen | Rima Toya|
|Vampire Hunter's Association|
|Zero Kiryu | Ichiru Kiryu | Kaito Takamiya | Toga Yagari | Kaien Cross | Jinmu | Momoyama|
|Yuki Cross | Nadashiko Shindo | Sayori Wakaba | Kaseumi Kageyama | Ichiru Kiryu|