Junpei Oribe stands protectively over an unconscious Tsukushi Makino. He confronts her attackers, one of which winds up to punch him. Junpei throws dirt in his eyes, before proceeding to kick and hit him several times. The other bully calls Junpei a "coward." He then points out their own hypocritical actions. Junpei picks Tsukushi, telling everyone "Outta my way." Meanwhile, Sakurako Sanjo and Kazuya Aoike frantically search for Tsukushi. Unable to find her, Sakurako asks Kazuya for his cell phone.
Sojiro Nishikado shouts "Did you find him?" to Akira Mimasaka and Rui Hanazawa as they search for Tsukasa Domyoji at his house. Akira comments that it would take half a day to find him there. Rui asks "Are we certain Tsukasa's gone insane?," causing the guys to pause for a second. Sojiro then receives a call from Sakurako, informing him about Tsukushi's red card. He tells her "I don't know anything about this." Once Sojiro hangs up, he looks to Rui and Akira and says "Tsukasa could be on campus somewhere."
Tsukushi wakes up in the school's courtyard with Junpei standing over her. She is disappointed that she fainted, saying "I should have killed those guys!" Junpei responds "I paid them back," but then says "I ran away from them." After he leaves to buy juice, Tsukushi is approached by four strangers. Junpei returns shortly to find her gone. They take her to an old building, where they have her tied up. One cuts a large chunk of her hair. She then stares in utter shock when their ringleader arrives.