Tsukasa Domyoji comes to save Tsukushi Makino from Junpei Oribe and his accomplices. He allows them to beat him up without putting up a fight. When Junpei tries to hit him with a chair, Tsukushi throws herself in front of Tsukasa.
Junpei Oribe's accomplices question him about removing the tape from Tsukushi Makino's mouth, but he assures them it was unnecessary. One of the guys points out his cut lip, leading another to guess that Tsukushi bit Junpei. He holds her chin and she tells him "Keep your dirty hands off me." One guy mentions he wants to hurt Tsukasa Domyoji for punching him. Tsukushi makes fun of him, calling him a "loser." He hits her, before she says "Tsukasa won't come." The guy hits her again and Junpei stops him.
Tsukasa enters, saying "I got your invitation." Tsukushi screams "Why'd you come?!" One guys points a pair of scissors at her, threatening to stab her if he makes a move. Tsukasa tells her "Don't look at me like that." Junpei yells "Get him!," signaling the others to start hurting Tsukasa. After taking several hits, Junpei asks Tsukasa "You want to hit back?" He tries to goad him into hitting him, adding "Do it and your Tsukushi will pay." Tsukasa forms a fist but stops himself, saying "Your punches are nothing."
Akira Mimasaka wants to go to Tsukasa, but Rui Hanazawa tells him to wait. Meanwhile, the attackers are losing steam against Tsukasa who says "Is that all?" Junpei then lunges at him with a chair. Tsukushi pushes herself in front of Tsukasa and takes the blow instead. Junpei declares "That's enough" and the other guys follow him out. Tsukushi cries as she asks him "Why didn't you fight back?!" Tsukasa responds "This was the only way to protect you." He then passes out and Tsukushi shouts "You can't die, Tsukasa!"
A two page illustration of Tsukushi and the F4 against a red backdrop with barbed wire in the foreground served as the opening for this chapter in Margaret. It was republished in kanzenban edition. In 2007, it was recreated by the Hana Yori Dango Returns cast for a magazine spread.