Noe once again tries to approach Shinichirō at school, but he shrugs her off, telling her that she does not understand his situation. Following this, Noe seeks out Hiromi but gets in a short fight with her while at school. Shinichirō realizes that Noe does like him a lot, due to all the attention she gives him, and after a little more persuasion from Jun, Shinichirō asks Noe to go out with him, albeit while somewhat embarrassed and looking away from her. Noe even asks him to say it again properly to her face, and write out “I love Noe” on the ground with stones. After school, Shinichirō goes to see Aiko at her shop, and when he tells her that he is now going out with Noe, Aiko rushes up to him and kisses him. While shedding tears, Aiko asks Shinichirō to consider her as well.