She’s doing dinner at home, but distracted from recently talk, she`s thinking to herself what the hell was that all about and tries to calm herself down in order to prepare food. She recollects what happened earlier when Miyake and co. lost keys of storehouse so Shitara was locked there, she demolished the lock and freed him and had his gratitude and then he said he’s fond of her. She wonders if he likes her because she seems strong and he likes martial arts. Then she remembers how girls gathered up suddenly so he said he’s dating Mariho.
She thinks to herself how Shitara’s so handsome that he’s always surrounded by group of girls and gets involved in troubles so maybe he sees her as a bodyguard, because she often protects him from the girls crowd. Then she assumes that it must be it, and that there’s no way he wants to date her romantically. She notices it is already 8pm so she remembers she has to call Masa, who is already sitting in front of the phone waiting. Masa is shocked when Mariho tells her Shitara said he wants to date her. Mariho tells her that he maybe did it on a whim so she doesn`t know what to do, but Masa seems even more confused than her so she tells her to wait until Monday, and thinks to herself she has to read Betsuma (like she’ll find the solution there). Mariho’s dad returns home to find a huge amount of food she prepared so he asks her for how many days she made all this, but she is asleep thinking that because of her mom and dad, if she will date someone it has to be a guy she will really really like, therefore she has to reject Shitara properly.
It’s already Monday and Mariho bumps into Shitara at train station, but she didn’t hope to meet him so fast. They came to understanding that they commute through the same line, and then just when she starts the main topic with him two thugs in train (who obviously lost in some game, I guess money) tease Shitara that his face is handsome and ask him how old is he. Mariho realizes that not only by girls but Shitara is troubled by scary guys as well. They tell him he would earn a lot in shop by tricking women. Then Mariho steps in front of Shitara telling them he won`t do stuff like that cause he`s a normal high schooler so they should stop with insults already. Shitara is surprised and one of the thugs is angry asking what`s with this mouse-like girl, then Shitara pulls her behind himself, apologizing to them.
They leave the train 3 stops earlier what confuses Mariho where are they going to, but as they reach a safer place Shitara starts yelling at her she did something really dangerous. Mariho explains herself it was for him, but he tells her that it is nothing new for him and since there are people in this world that don`t understand the words it is best to just ignore thugs like that. She apologizes saying she was asked to be a body guard but he interrupts her asking by whom.
NOW she finally gets a picture that he really does want to date her and also realizes he just had protected her so becomes embarrassed. Masa welcomes Mariho in the school saying she’s late a little bit. She looks at Mariho with worry asking her why is she having her PE uniform out since they have math 1st period. Then she hears girls in class discussing if Mariho and Shitara are dating cause someone saw them in train, so she furiously gets on Shitara’s back telling him not to trouble Mariho and asking her suddenly to date him. Girls again involve in conversation, and Mariho is troubled since she didn’t give him her answer yet. Shitara takes all on him saying that he selfishly confessed to her.
Rin is amused, mimicking he is surprised, what only Shitara understood. Mariho is distracted by her thoughts that since Shitara didn’t confess on a whim, she should also considerate her feelings more. Shitara notices she’s not paying attention so he pats her with paper saying it is a program for sport festival.
Their teacher explains that they are starting preparations after school for the up-closing sport festival and each one of them will be heading to activity preparations which they decided. Also he tells to Shitara and Rin that 3rd years asked them to be their cheering leaders but Shitara abruptly declines and Rin says he can`t dance. After class Masa is telling Mariho that she can also discuss with her what`s bothering her, when suddenly Miyake and other girls from their class (ones who wrote that letter) came to her and gave her candies.
Mariho is in charge of setting a stage and she is surprised that both Shitara and Rin wore a PE cloth on, Masa is in charge of outfits and Shitara and Rin of panel. Meanwhile, Masa is getting friendly with other girls from class who are surprised she didn’t choose the same thing as Mariho but Masa, concentrating on her work thinks she has to work hard even without Mariho, but 3rd years start complaining she’s too slow with cutting clothes.
Everybody’s working hard and girls are charmed by Shitara and Rin duo working together, but in fact Shitara is doing all the work. Rin comments how it is rare to see him all hyped up and Shitara says that it is because of Mariho`s phrase “it is fine” she uses with a smile that he can`t leave her alone anymore. Aira is cutting her cheering practice saying she`s going to drink some water when she notices Mariho running through hallways carrying stuff 3rd years asked her to. Aira confronts her by introducing herself as Aira Wakao from class C first, then asking her if she is really dating Shitara. Mariho replies she still didn`t answer him. Aira is furious at her attitude asking her how she dares to leave Shitara waiting. She becomes even more angry yelling that she simply doesn’t understand how can he choose her before Aira. She continues she probably doesn`t like him if she couldn`t answer him right away. Then she starts insulting Mariho, first her hair, then way of dressing up saying she thinks hard every day what to wear and puts a makeup on to be liked by guys. She concludes her monologue saying she hates the idea of Mariho and Shitara and tells her to refuse him cause she is so useless that she doesn`t have qualifications to be loved by Shitara.
Mariho thinks to herself that everything Aira said is true, she`s not making any effort, she never in her life thought she should make herself pretty for a guy, so she probably isn`t ready yet for having a relationship. She gets back to work, and distracted by everything she didn't notice a step but fortunatelly Shitara was there to help her. But, as usual, she wanted to do it by herself so she fell down in the end. Shitara worries about her but she finally tells him she is sorry, but it is impossible to date him. He asks her if that is because she can't get to use to be with a guy or she can`t love HIM. As she wonders if she likes him she blushes but then remembers Aira`s words she is not quialified to be loved by him so she answers BOTH. Shitara tells her: 'I understand. Sorry for troubling yo', and leaves.