Megumi returns home with bags full of snacks, thinking “This is the first time I’ve ever bought this much snacks on my own…” She checks her phone and sees a long list of missed calls from her job and Momo-chan. She gets angry and throws her phone on the floor, thinking “I don’t need this.” She then starts eating Pocky (Their cookie sticks covered in chocolate.) “Yummy, so sweet...”
Megumi continued to stuff her face with snacks and gets lost in her thoughts. Megumi tried to make everyone happy by smiling all the time, doing favors, and giving them what they wanted. But they would talk bad about her behind her back (online), a complete shame to Megumi. Now that she checks her phone, the only people who call her are from her job. (She’s not counting Momo-chan’s phone calls.) “Megumi Kitagawa is important, but not Megumi.”
We switch to Mei, Yamato, Asami, her boyfriend (I’m sorry I forgot his name), and Kai, eating at a restaurant and hanging out. Yamato gets a call from the Megumi’s modeling company and leaves his seat to talk in private. They asked him if he knows where Megumi is. Megumi has been ignoring her phone calls for a while and the company began to worry about her. Meanwhile, the group is deciding to go to a karaoke bar afterwards. They start talking about Kai’s popularity among the girls in their school, and asked why he doesn’t get asked out by them. They noticed that he’s always running away, making it difficult for girls to ask him out, and wonders why he runs way. So the question of if he’s interested in someone else pops up. Kai just tells them that he recently got dumped, and is not interested in relationships at the moment. Mei spits out her drink when she hears that and decide to go to the bathroom. She finds Yamato in the hallway, and he told her that Megumi’s company called her. Megumi doesn’t answer her phone, and when the people from her job went to her house directly, nobody answered. Yamato is now worried, and Mei can tell. So she tells him that he can go check on her. Mei also wants to know that wrong with Megumi. It’s unusual of her to ignore her phone calls in general, but even to her job. Since Mei never really talked to Megumi, she’ll only be in the way, so she insists Yamato to go see her. Yamato apologize to her and tells Kai where he’s headed to and takes his leave.
After Yamato left, Kai asks Mei if she actually didn’t want him to go, and she doesn’t, but she began to relax as Yamato sends her a message every ten minutes. Mei smiles as she reads Yamato’s messages, Kai watches her from the side and blurts out “I wanna fall in love!”
Yamato is now in front of Megumi’s apartment, and finds Momo-chan standing there also. They began to talk and find out that they are both there to see Megumi. Momo-chan tells her that it’s not a surprise that Megumi doesn’t want to see her since it was her own fault that Megumi is ignoring her. Yamato is surprised that Momo-chan has been visiting Megumi for a while in hopes to see her, and decide to go together to see her. Megumi is inside sitting on the floor full from eating so many snacks. She thought that if she continued to stuff her face, she can avoid thinking about her problems. Her doorbell rang as she began to tear up. She opens her door because she hears that it’s a delivery man and his asking for her to sign the package, but it was Yamato and Asami pretending to be the delivery guy. Megumi opens the door and tries to close the door the moment she realize that it’s not a delivery guy. Yamato holds onto the door and tells that they were here to talk. Megumi obviously doesn’t want to talk but Yamato convinced her saying that if they don’t talk now, they will keep coming back to her house. Megumi finds that it’s futile to resist, and makes Yamato turn around because she doesn’t want him to see her in such a state. Yamato then starts to lecture her saying that Megumi is involving people into her trouble and making them worry over something they don’t even know. (I’m sorry I don’t really get his point there…) People like Yamato and Asami gets worried and has to sacrifice their time they could be enjoying with their friends just to check up on Megumi’s sudden change. Megumi gets mad and says that nobody actually cares about her; they only want her for their own gain, so they should just leave her alone if she refuses to talk to them. But the fact that Yamato and Asami are there right now to talk to her means that they do care about her. Asami began to apologize for leaving Megumi alone, Asami wanted to help Megumi out as much as she can, but doing that (some incident from previous chapters) would only make Megumi look bad and hurt her career. Megumi’s been through hard times when she was little, but she worked hard to get up to the position she is in now. So why ruin it with your own hands? Asami thinks Megumi is cool for who she is, so she doesn’t want Megumi to think that she’s not. Megumi and Asami are now back to being friends and Yamato takes his leave. On his way back, he finds Mei hiding behind a pole waiting for him, and they go back together.
Back to Megumi’s apartment, Asami decided to sleep over that night to catch up and they talk about the days when they were still in elementary school. Asami also hands Megumi a bag full of letters she was asked to give to Megumi from Megumi’s mom. Since Megumi doesn’t responds to any of the messages her mom sends her, she wasn’t sure that Megumi was receiving it. So every time her mom writes a letter to Megumi, she would carry it in a bag and hope to run into Asami so she can bring it to Megumi. Asami feels bad, and begs Megumi to respond to her mother at least ounce. Megumi thinks about it and sent her mom a message saying “Thank You” before she went to bed.