They are having lunch at school cafeteria when suddenly Shitara tells Mariho to turn on the infra-red on her cell, what seems to have shocked the entire room of people. Even Mariho thought to herself how Shitara started to converse with her from that day at field trip. As she is turning the IR on, Rin tells Shitara to forward Mariho`s address to him as well. Looking that, Masa becomes jealous because she doesn`t have a cell phone so Rin asks her why doesn`t she buy one already. Masa cries how she is the only one without the cell so Mariho comforts her saying it`s all right cause she will call her at her home phone.
Then suddenly Shitara asks Mariho if she`s fine with seeing blood and asks her if she wants to come to kick-boxing match. He continues explaining that box is a sport but kick-boxing is MA where you use your legs as well. Rin comments how he doesn`t understand what`s so interesting in men fighting and kicking each other and Masa agrees that MA (martial arts) are scary. Then Shitara looking seriously at her says that even though he is inviting Rin and Masa they never come, what makes her realize that it would be just two of them and makes her slightly embarrassed. She thinks to herself how that straight forward glare of Shitara is making her heart skip a beat. Rin teases them how they became such a close friends ever since that trip, but suddenly they are interrupted by group of girls yelling they saw Shitara and Rin.
They are staring at those two commenting how they really are cool and handsome and even looking what are they eating. Yamada and other girl came to talk to Masa and Mariho that those are 1st years and they must be so excited to see 2 handsome senpai`s in the same high school. YAmada comments how during last year`s entrance ceremony also uproar occurred because of them. Shitara, irritated by all that said to Rin they should leave this noisy place, but as they stood up girls started to scream describing their every movement and commenting about beautiful body proportions and then irritated Rin tried I guess provoke them even more by holding out to Shitara`s face like he`s gonna kiss him. While they were leaving the cafeteria, guys were thinking they`re annoying and girls were thinking they`re so pretty and that they would like to walk with them.
Those two 1st years wonder at loud whether they have girlfriends and Masa comments how they are really popular. Mariho asks her isn`t she the same and Masa says there`s no way she is popular, but Mariho tells her she thought there are boys who already confessed to her. Meantime a boy at the background listening to all of this thinks to himself that it`s not the case because there are always 2 bishonens around her.
While trying to go out, Aira bumps into Shitara faking it was an accident and telling her friend „ to stop pushing her“. But Shitara is angry so he just brushes her off while Rin gazes at her saying she did it on her own, what pisses her off. Mariho is about to go buy a juice when Shitara calls out to her asking what is she doing and will she go to kickboxing with him. Masa whispers to her that ticket for kickboxing is expensive so Mariho tells him she`ll think about it. As they leave Aira and rest of girls stare at them madly. Girls from her class talk about Mariho how she`s doing as she pleases with Shitara and that they are jealous of her cause they also wanted to be invited by Shitara since there is no difference between she and them so they also have right for that position. That said, Mariho receives a note left on her table: ‘To Kiyota, stop being friends with Shitara and his friends. Otherwise, you`ll be cursed and things might get missing’.
As Shitara read the letter he became pissed asking the class who wrote this crap. The girls in charge hide behind book, scared of Shitara. Rin comments how last year Masa got the same kind of letter and Masa remembers that her bag was left on the tree. They ask Mariho is she missing something and she answers she can`t find her bag pack. Masa and Rin notice the bag also on the tree but Mariho takes it very calmly saying it`s not a big deal and she runs to climb the tree in order to get the bag. Masa is terrified of the scene, scared she`ll fall, Shitara looks at her amazed and Rin comments in his own style that she`s a girl that obviously put up with harassment.
After class Masa asks Mariho if it`s fine not to wait her and Mariho replies that she has a duty shift anyway so she should go with Rin and Shitara and she will call her as always on phone at 8 pm. When they leave Masa wonders if Mariho will be fine or will they harass her again. Then a student came telling Shitara that teacher is asking him to come to the north side of school building in warehouse. Shitara asks him why what intimidates the guy and he says he doesn’t know he was just asked to pass the message to him. Shitara tells Rin and Masa he’ll go and see so they should go ahead of him, but as he comes closer to the storehouse he becomes more suspicious what`s this all about and what is he supposed to help to carry, when door suddenly closes and locks. He’s pissed yelling he won’t forgive to one who did this, and now we can see it was all a trap from jealous girls from the class. So girls had an idea to ‘rescue’ him and then he will be very happy and thankful to them and then they will become friends. The leader of girls was so happy she got this idea that while she was spinning the key around her finger praising herself that she is a genius, keys fly away in the water (canalization perhaps).
Mariho is checking if she did all of her duty stuff and says she just has to return the journal to teacher when she finds the earlier letter by accident. She wonders who wrote that and is surprised that there really are girls that doesn`t want her to be friends with Shitara and Rin, she wonders that maybe they to want to become their friends, too.
Mariho returns the journal to teacher and hears there other teacher complaining how the storage key went missing, and in the same time stupid trio is still struggling over the fact that they lost keys and can`t become Shitara’s heroes. Shitara’s thinking that since he doesn’t have signal nobody will come and he won’t be able to get out, then starts yelling to open the door. Girls are thinking that they should now probably call the teacher to save him but the one in charge is scarred because she thinks someone could have seen her when she was taking the key. Mariho is walking by when she hears Shitara screaming madly to open the door so she wonders if he`s locked in, and girls are calling her capybara and are telling her that they accidentally lost the key. Mariho breaks the lock and frees Shitara. He asks her why is she here so she replies that she was asked by teacher cause the key was missing. He asks her if she saw someone cause he wants to beat them up but Mariho lies saying she didn`t, which surprises both bad girls as well as Shitara.
Then Shitara suddenly grabs Mariho`s arm saying she hurt herself, on what she reacted with blushing. he asks her is she`s sure she doesn`t want to go to infirmary since there is probably first aid kit and she declines, but a girl inside the class sees them and informs
Aira who is not happy with that scene. He`s trying to put a bandage on her finger but she`s restless insisting she can do it by herself. Her hands starts trembling and he tell her she shouldn`t have done that, but got some tool instead, but nevertheless he puts a smile and sincerely thanks her. She pushes him away saying she`s fine, but when he laughs charmingly, she thinks to herself she has to calm down cause her face will become red, but she`s never been friend with someone like Shitara and Rin so she nervously tells him they should leave. BUT! Aira rushes down to them, kicking Mariho away, she hangs around Shitara`s arm asking him if they will go together home. He brushes her off again asking her to let go, but then whole crowd of girls gather around him like he`s some kind of art, asking to take pictures with him. Now Aira is pissed at them saying to 1st years they should know their places, since she is now talking to him but they answer her back that she`s not his girlfriend so what`s the big deal. Meantime, Shitara helps Mariho to get up and tells her they are going. Both Aira and 1st years seem angry and sad asking what about picture/talking. Pissed Shitara tells them that he will only tell them one thing, that he has a girlfriend, and as he reaches to Mariho`s hand he says he`s dating Mariho. Ahahaha, I don`t know who is more shocked by them, girls or Mariho. He starts running with her and she thinks what the hell happened and that his grip is so strong. As she barely gets some air she asks him what was that joke about, but he replies to her that it is not a joke but he really does like her!!!
Ch 3 End