"If I say this, you'll probably scold me again, but... Isn't it about time you went back? You cried the other day, didn't you? When I saw that I thought... If you stay here, you won't find the happiness you just talked about."
Covered in bandages from his tussle with Tsukasa Domyoji, Sojiro Nishikado yells "This time, I'm not letting him get off so easily." Akira Mimasaka tells him to "calm down," to which he replies "You can say that after seeing my face." Rui Hanazawa laughs and says "I wish I'd seen it." Sojiro then declares "I give up on him." They respond "I think we all gave up on him a long time ago." Meanwhile, Tsukushi Makino hands her pay check to her mother before leaving. The Makinos' landlady approaches Tsukushi's mother.
At work, Tsukushi asks Matsutaro Yoshimatsu "Are you from here?" He reveals that he came to the village with his girlfriend, whom left after they fought. Matsutaro has been waiting for her to return. Some villagers see them chatting and coldly ignore them. After work, Matsutaro brings Tsukushi to his boardinghouse. In his room, he shows her an art piece he is working on. Tsukushi is clueless about art, but has a new-found respect for him. He then reveals that he is saving up to study abroad in Italy.
Matsutaro asks Tsukushi about her dreams. She tells him that she only wishes for her family to live "happily." He then cautiously says "Isn't it about time you went back?," explaining that she will not find her happiness there. Tsukushi returns home, where her anxious mother is waiting while the villagers glare at them. She begs Tsukushi to explain everything and to bring Tsukasa there. Meanwhile, Rui is flipping through several television channels when he notices Tsukushi in the background of a news segment.
In its first release, the chapter was published with a color illustration of Tsukasa and Tsukushi. It was later republished in volume twelve of the complete edition.
It was originally published in Margaret No.19 on September 5, 1998. The furoku included in with magazine was a small notebook, titled "Okawari Notebook," decorated with chibi versions of Tsukushi and the F4. A Boys Over Flowers clock and organizer were also advertised on the cover.