- Yuki: "Tsukushi's always like that. She takes on the burden of all the problems in the world without consulting anyone else."
- Kazuya: "And we're always being helped by her."
- — Tsukushi's friends are concerned about her
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Kazuya Aoike and Yuki Matsuoka learn about what Tsukushi Makino did for them. Meanwhile, she somehow makes her way to the remote fishing village, where she is reunited with her parents. She is disappointed by their financial situation.
Kazuya Aoike asks Yuki Matsuoka about Tsukushi Makino. They reach the natural conclusion that Tsukushi "probably left the Domyoji home to save our families." Yuki then asks Kazuya about Tsukasa Domyoji, which makes him upset. Listening to his rant, Yuki asks "You really do like Tsukushi, don't you?" Kazuya does not answer, instead wondering where Tsukushi is. At the same time, Tsukushi is traversing what appears to be an overgrown jungle in an attempt to find the fishing village her family is staying at.
Finally seeing the sea, Tsukushi then nearly falls off a cliff. A villager, Gen, grabs her arm in time but initially takes her as person trying to commit suicide. He complains to her about people committing suicide there, before pulling her up. Once the misunderstanding is cleared, Gen laughs heartily saying "You should have said something sooner." He mentions her mother who apparently has been bragging that the family will "[live] like kings" when Tsukushi marries. This annoys Tsukushi.
After reuniting with her mother and father, they bring Tsukushi to where they are staying. Her parents reveal that they are treated like "freeloaders" because Haruo cannot fish. Chieko looks through Tsukushi's things and finds the Saturn necklace. When she speculates about selling it, Tsukushi quickly grabs it. Her parents guess that it is from Tsukasa and cry from joy. They later show it off to the villagers and brag about their future. Exhausted, Tsukushi thinks "I have no idea what my tomorrow will be like."
- Chieko Makino
- Gen (Only appearance)
- Haruo Makino
- Kazuya Aoike
- Susumu Makino (Mentioned)
- Tome (Debut)
- Tsukasa Domyoji (Mentioned)
- Tsukushi Makino
- Yuki Matsuoka
- Yuki Matsuoka's father (Mentioned)
- Tsukushi mentions "Establishment Day," which is likely a reference to National Foundation Day. The holiday is held annually every February 11 to celebrate the establishment of Japan based on a myth.
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