Ryuu tries again at school to tell Chizuru about his brother, but he gets interrupted and ends up only telling her not to come to his house tomorrow or the day after. This makes her think that she made him angry because of what happened the previous night, so Ayane suggests that Chizuru go over to make up and give him his birthday present. Ryuu is actually hosting a bunch of the guys tonight, including Kazehaya, and the girls join them. When Chizuru gets a moment alone with Ryuu, she asks him about being mad, and while he’s not, he notes that even he would be a little hurt from being kicked out like that. Before Ryuu can tell her about his brother though, Tooru arrives home early. Chizuru is ecstatic to see him, but that happiness turns to shock when Tooru’s fiancée walks in after him. What’s more, Tooru introduces Chizuru to his fiancée as someone akin to his little sister. Given this turn of events, Kazehaya suggests that they end things for the night, so everyone heads out.
Since they’re still sleeping over, Ayane and Sawako go back to Chizuru’s house, and Chizuru acts normal, but her friends are still concerned about her. Sawako falls asleep thinking about how Chizuru declared that she liked Tooru, and when she wakes up, she sees Chizuru getting dressed. Chizuru thinks about wearing the mini-skirt that she wanted to show Tooru, but instead she puts on a pair of pants, and Sawako realizes that Chizuru might not have slept last night. This causes Sawako to cry later when she and Ayane are on their way home because she feels that she couldn’t help or comfort her friend, and Ayane feels the same way. Chizuru meanwhile heads to Ryuu’s house but can’t bring herself to go in because she knows that she’s nothing more than a neighbor. She remembers how Tooru was kind to her when she was young and how she always showed him the bugs she caught. He had always had girlfriends with him back then, but since none of them lasted too long, Chizuru’s dream had always been to be his bride. She realizes now though that it won’t be her fulfilling this dream.
This first half of this episode had some pretty funny moments (especially when Ayane expressed interest in Tooru and Chizuru overreacted), however it wasn’t until the second half and end of the episode that the story really started shining again. Sawako crying made for an emotional moment, and it was so sad to hear Chizuru’s final monologue about her dream and how she won’t be the one fulfilling it. It was actually a little surprising that she seemed to give up on him like that, but I guess her character is such that she’s not as assertive on the inside as she shows on the outside. The other way to look at it is that, at some level, she knows that it was just puppy love. Either way, with Tooru out of the picture, this makes it more likely that she and Ryuu will become a couple, and the preview for next episode certainly seems to focus on them.