- "I can never call him up. You see, I broke it off completely with him before I came. I lied about the school holiday. I handed in a notice of absence from school. I left the apartment I was in because the floor fell through. That's why we don't have anywhere to go."
- —Tsukushi reveals everything to her family
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Rui Hanazawa has learned Tsukushi Makino's whereabouts and asks Tsukasa Domyoji to come with him. The villagers demand that Tsukushi bring her fiancé to pay their debts. She finally confesses everything to her family.
Tama serves tea to a dejected Tsubaki Domyoji, who has learned about Tsukushi Makino leaving. She says to Tama "I guess my mother is far more cunning than I imagined." Tsubaki then asks if Tsukasa Domyoji has "gone back to his wild ways." Tama informs her "Things have heated up again." Meanwhile, Rui Hanazawa tells Tsukasa about seeing Tsukushi on television and says "Go and bring her back." He refuses, saying "This has got nothing to do with me." Tsukasa seems apathetic at first, but soon voices his relief at knowing Tsukushi is safe.
The Makinos' landlady yells at them to "hurry up and bring that filthy rich fiancé of yours." Tsukushi tries to tell all of the villagers that she will bring him "in time." However, the villagers all believe that they were lying and one brings up Tsukushi "getting cozy with that no-account." She responds by saying "Yoshimatsu means nothing to me," but defends him not being a "no-account." They still do not believe, causing her to lose her temper. Her mother interrupts and promises to provide the money if they are given one more day.
Huddled in their room, Tsukushi's mother is mad about being called a "liar" and promises "to show them what's what tomorrow." She and her husband then tell Tsukushi to call Tsukasa. Finally, she reveals that she "broke it off completely with him." In the morning, the villagers gather in anticipation. Tsukushi and her family go downstairs and proceed to plead for themselves, before noticing Rui's presence. The villager's are asking if he is Tsukasa just as another car arrives. Tsukasa steps out of the car, coming face-to-face with Tsukushi.
- Chieko Makino
- Haruo Makino
- Kaede Domyoji
- Matsutaro Yoshimatsu (Mentioned)
- Rika (Mentioned)
- Rui Hanazawa
- Susumu Makino
- Tsubaki Domyoji
- Tsukasa Domyoji
- Tsukushi Makino
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