Tsukushi Makino informs Yuki Matsuoka that she has decided to date Amon Kunisawa. Yuki is wary though Tsukushi insists it is only "platonic." Later, Amon asks her to come to his place to take care of him since he has a cold.
Yuki Matsuoka is shocked to hear that Tsukushi Makino is dating Amon Kunisawa. Tsukushi informs her that it is only "platonic" and that he is a "good guy." Yuki asks "You've given up on Tsukasa?" Tsukushi insists "There was never anything between Tsukasa and me from the beginning." She has decided not to admit the truth to Yuki since she would "blame [her]self." Later, she cheerfully greets Kazuya Aoike at school. He invites her to go somewhere after school, but she declines because of work.
Tsukasa Domyoji walks up to Sojiro Nishikado and Akira Mimasaka. He pretends to not know about Shigeru Okawahara's disappearance the day before. Tsukushi playfully hits Tsukasa with her bag, before nagging the other two. As they walk away, she whispers "I can act natural if I try." Sojiro and Akira ask Tsukasa what he is going to do about her and the "fake Kiyonaga." He responds "There's nothing to do," before punching the wall and saying "If she liked me even a little, I'd do anything for her."
At Amon's apartment, Tsukushi discovers him in bed with a cold. She proceeds to cook and tidy the place. Tsukushi asks about his mother, leading him to reveal that his parents are divorced and he has not seen them in years. She then says "So that's why you don't believe in love." After washing the dishes, Tsukushi gets ready to leave. Amon stops her to ask "Have you ever been kissed?" When she says yes, he grabs her and carries her to his bed. Amon leans in to kiss her. Tsukushi closes her eyes, thinking of Tsukasa.