Rui Hanazawa, having just returned from France, walks into the roof and greets his friends. The F4 and Tsukushi Makino are all shocked. Tsukasa Domyoji protectively puts his arm around Tsukushi and claims that they are dating now. Though surprised, Rui reacts calmly to Tsukasa's sudden declaration. The F4 then decide to skip the rest of the day's classes together. Rui smiles at Tsukushi as they leave, sending a wave of confusion that overwhelms her for the rest of the day.
After school, Tsukushi arrives home to find her mother and father celebrating her spending the night at Tsukasa's house. She says "There's nothing between us," but then remembers their kiss. A few seconds later, Thomas arrives and she agrees to hear him out, when he says it is about Sakurako Sanjo. He shows her a photo album and reveals her past trauma, in which she was called "ugly" by her crush, Tsukasa. Sakurako later had an operation to change her looks.
The next day, Yuriko Asai brings an old yearbook to school. In it is a photo of Sakurako before the operation. It quickly spreads around school and the other students begin cruelly making fun of her. Tsukushi stands up for her, saying "What's wrong with buying looks?," and points out that is what everyone else is doing with makeup and clothes. After the other students run off, Tsukushi says "Don't think I've forgiven you." Crying, Sakurako grasps Tsukushi's back.