Tsukushi Makino returns to school with a new confidence, easily fighting back against her bullies. She then kicks Tsukasa Domyoji for setting those students to assault her. The following day, Tsukasa kidnaps her on the way to school.
Four students report to Tsukasa Domyoji that they failed to assault Tsukushi Makino, because Rui Hanazawa stepped in. At school, Tsukushi arrives in a state of anger due to yesterday's incident. She quickly foils the other students attempts to bully her, before spotting Tsukasa. Tsukushi kicks him in the face and declares, "you call yourself a man", before running away. The incident reminds him of his sister and sends him into a state of shock. Tsukushi is nervous about the consequences, but still happy.
Akira Mimasaka and Sojiro Nishikado take Tsukasa to their classroom, where they discuss his actions. They leave him with Rui in order to be on time for their dates. Later, Tsukushi looks for Rui at the emergency stairwell. She eventually finds him in the music room. He stops playing his violin, when she enters the room. She thanks him again for helping her earlier, but he brushes her off. Tsukushi promises to look for him again at the emergency exit, to which he replies that he "[will not] go there again."
The next day, several Eitoku students start saying good morning to Tsukushi. Tsukushi overhears them talking about it and realizes that it is just a game to them. She finds it somewhat flattering, after they call her "cool" and "amazing". Another student communicates her newfound popularity to Tsukasa, who plans a new course of action. The following morning, a group of men grab Tsukushi and force her into a car. Tsukasa, who is standing nearby, tells her that "it's payback time".