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Tsukushi Makino and Tsukasa Domyoji are nearly discovered by his family's secret police. She manages to escape in time. Later at work, Yuki Matsuoka confesses to Tsukushi that she has fallen in love with Sojiro Nishikado.
Three men from the Domyojis' secret police are forcing the door of Akira Mimasaka's summer house open. Tsukushi Makino looks for a way out before giving up. Just as they open the door, Tsukasa carries Tsukushi to the bathroom where they find a small window. He helps her climb out. Tsukasa turns on the shower, which alerts the men. He claims that he is taking a shower, despite still wearing his clothes. One of the men questions the open window. Tsukasa asks him to step closer and headbutts him.
Tsukushi runs from Akira's house and is exhausted when she finally reaches her home. Her mother is going over the family's account and tells her husband to find a job soon. Tsukushi's thoughts drift to Tsukasa as she realizes that she nearly said "I quit" to him. Her parents talking about their finances eventually interferes with her thoughts. She sits up straight, shouting "Why are we so poor?" Tsukushi quickly grabs the calculator and the family's account book, finding several small ways to save money.
At work, Tsukushi and Yuki Matsuoka both sigh at the same time. Yuki eventually admits that she has developed feelings for Sojiro Nishikado. A confused Tsukushi reminds Yuki that Sojiro is a "playboy." Though she agrees, Yuki informs her that she cannot change her feelings. After work, Tsukushi does a strange exercise before using a payphone to call Tsukasa. He tells her "Look behind you." Tsukasa holds out her uniform jacket and admits that bringing it was an "excuse" since he just wanted to see her.
- Amon Kunisawa (Mentioned)
- Chieko Makino
- Haruo Makino
- Kaede Domyoji (Mentioned)
- Sojiro Nishikado (Flashback only)
- Susumu Makino (Indirectly mentioned only)
- Tsukasa Domyoji
- Tsukushi Makino
- Yuki Matsuoka
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