Since Nagisa is still sleeping, Tamao wakes her up by tickling her cheek. Tamao has brought Nagisa’s new uniform, but Nagisa gets nervous and falls over when Tamao starts to undress her. They take too long getting Nagisa dressed and end up running to breakfast because they’re late. Coming down the stairs, Nagisa accidentally bumps into the Étoile. She gets scolded by Miyuki, but Shizuma doesn’t seem to care and instead asks for Nagisa’s name. She then compliments Nagisa on her uniform and starts adjusting the tie. Shizuma leans in to kiss Nagisa, but before she can, the bell rings and Tamao drags Nagisa off. In class, Nagisa is the center of attention because word of her run-in with the Étoile had spread. Nagisa herself is unable to concentrate to the lecture because she’s thinking so much about the Étoile. During lunch, Tamao invites Nagisa to come with her to the literature club, where Tamao will be sharing her new written work. Meanwhile, the student government representatives are to have a lunch meeting together, but apparently the Étoile has snuck out.
In the afternoon, Nagisa listens to the poetry that Tamao wrote as she sits in on the literature club meeting. The girls love it so much that they have Tamao read it again. Afterwards, Nagisa is walking alone through the woods when she spots Shizuma with another girl. She watches intently as the Étoile leans in to kiss the girl, but in doing so Nagisa accidentally steps on a twig. Shizuma hears the noise and turns around, but no one is there anymore. Nagisa had run away in a panic, and when she finally stops, she’s in front of the library. The inside of the building is dim except for the bright area in front of a stained-glass window. Shizuma then appears behind Nagisa and starts to seduce her again. They come within micrometers of kissing each other, but they once again get interrupted, this time by a girl who dropped some books. Tamao then comes calling for Nagisa, and by now, Shizuma has disappeared into the shadows. That night, Miyuki lectures Shizuma about her duties and says that she won’t be able to stand up for her anymore if Shizuma keeps doing this. After Miyuki leaves, Shizuma says to herself that she’s been wandering in the darkness since that time, and she doesn’t know when the darkness will end.
Behold, the power of yuri. Actually, they keep interrupting the would-be kisses between Nagisa and Shizuma, so the physical yuri level of this series is still kind of low. Nagisa is generally confused and unable to resist Shizuma, whereas Shizuma seems to be the dark brooding type. I agree with Mentar’s comment about how she’s like a vampire this episode, with the slinking into the shadows and everything. I wonder what “that time” she referred to at the end was about – some traumatic event that drove her to lesbianism? 😉