In the morning, Tsukushi Makino puts on her maid uniform and remembers hugging Tsukasa Domyoji. She puts her hands together, trying to imagine how big his waist was. Her musings are interrupted by Tama, who was worried about Tsukushi since she did not show up for work the previous night. She then orders her to go wake Tsukasa. Tsukushi apologizes and tries to have her wake Tsukasa instead. When Tama glares at her, Tsukushi says she was "joking" and ends up breaking a vase in her haste.
Tsukushi continues to remember hugging Tsukasa, which makes her heart beat fast. She thinks of his words about him feeling their relationship was "not going to work out." Tsukushi reflects "I felt so sad and before I realized it, I was hugging him." She realizes that it was the first time her feelings were "actively" involved since Tsukasa usually initiates things. At school, she wonders how she should act around him. She watches an affectionate couple and tries to imagine her and Tsukasa acting the same way.
Sojiro Nishikado and Akira Mimasaka greet Tsukushi. She thanks Sojiro for his help with Yuki Matsuoka. He mentions "She makes you feel like protecting her." Realizing his implication, Tsukushi says "If you get your fangs into her, she'll never be able to get back onto her feet." He walks away after revealing he and Yuki have a date. Akira is warning Tsukushi about Sojiro just as Tsukasa walks up. Tsukushi says "Please go with me!" but does not explain the situation to Tsukasa, leading him to make assumptions.