Chieko Makino dumps a tubful of salt on Kaede Domyoji's head. She remains composed and asks her "Is this your final answer?" Chieko confirms it and Kaede departs with her secretary. Tsukushi Makino is ecstatic about her mother turning down the money, saying "That woman has a lot to learn if she thinks money will buy us." She instead reveals that she thinks fifty million is "peanuts" and therefore wants Tsukushi to marry Tsukasa Domyoji to get ahold of all of it. Mad, Tsukushi shouts at her mother.
Tsukasa is still happy about Tsukushi's present and shows it off to Sojiro Nishikado, Akira Mimasaka, and Rui Hanazawa. Sojiro and Akira are more interested to learn if anything more happened between Tsukasa and Tsukushi. He ends up shouting "I don't want to force her into anything!" Meanwhile, Tsukushi talks to Yuki Matsuoka about Tsukasa's mother. She admits "I can't enter their world." Yuki agrees, thinking of everything Tsukushi has gone through so far. Tsukushi then decides to break things off with Tsukasa.
Kaede's secretary comes to pick up Tsukushi from work, while she has sent her bodyguards to Tsukasa. On the ride, Tsukushi starts to feel enraged at Kaede and plans to "tell her off" when she arrives. However, she is immediately deflated upon seeing the lavish hotel. She is escorted to a room, where the bodyguards are holding a struggling Tsukasa. Kaede enters shortly and asks "Is everyone here?" Then a man drags a girl into the room. Kaede introduces her as Shigeru Okawahara, Tsukasa's fiancée.