When Shinichirō goes to school, he finds red seeds in pink envelopes which Noe has placed in his locker, desk, and around the classroom. When he goes confront her, he finds Noe being picked up by a boy he assumes is her boyfriend. The next day, he finds red seeds leading from his classroom to the tree outside where Noe is. He tries to tell her to stop, but Noe says that is not something for him to decide. She jumps out of the tree, and Shinichirō has to carry her to the boy’s basketball game currently in action. The same boy Shinichirō saw pick Noe up after school is playing in the game, and it is revealed that he is her older brother. Shinichirō overhears Hiromi’s friend, Tomoyo, ask her if she likes Shinichirō, but Hiromi says she in fact likes Noe’s brother.