"When I read the article that said he'd found someone he was willing to give up his family name for, I decided to leave my family and come here. I head that you were entering the Teen of Japan contest, so I entered it too, because I wanted to compete with you. That's why I want to fight this out with you to the end."
Backstage, Tsukushi chats with Ayano about Seinosuke Amakusa. Sonoko Maekawa and her friends become annoyed by her attitude. They spout off several unwarranted criticisms and insinuations. Ayano stands up for Tsukushi by saying "Do you really have time to be saying these things. Upset, Sonoko mentions Ayano's engagement to Seinosuke and says "[He's] not paying any attention to you at all!" Once Sonoko leaves, Ayano reveals to Tsukushi that she entered Teen of Japan to go up against her.
Tsukasa and the others enter the dressing room. Tsukushi thanks him for earlier and then quickly looks away. Tsukasa becomes irritated at her avoiding eye contact, but still wishes her "good luck." The second round begins, which will test the girls' English ability. Each girl will have tea and chat with judge, Jody Grand. Ayano's round is successful, while Sonoko is disqualified after dropping a tea cup. During Sakurako Sanjo's turn, Tsubaki remarks that she "lacks refinement." Tsukushi is then finally called upon.
The chapter was published with a full color illustration in Margaret No.7 of March 1995. It features Tsukushi in pigtails against a background of daisies. The image was not republished until the release of volume six of the complete edition.