Could You Not Call the Summer Uniform, Scanty Clothing?
Wataru maintains his distance from Aika, even though the girls have now switched to summer uniforms. Wataru notices he hasn’t actually seen Kaede since the weekend. Yamazaki forces Wataru to socialize with other female classmates, including the foul-mouthed Koga. Aika jealously pulls him into an empty classroom to yell at him, but as this would mean admitting to being jealous she leaves instead, confusing him. Student council president Hayato reveals to Wataru that Kaede is privately very worried about his new personality and believes it might somehow be her fault for mistreating him. Wataru assures Kaede his change was his choice so there is no need to worry or change how she treats him as he is accustomed to her petty torments and finds it strange she would suddenly show concern for him. An eavesdropping Aika interrupts to force him to apologize for being cruel to Kaede, accidentally revealing she was worried enough to follow him, so she runs away again, confused by her own actions and feelings. Wataru is likewise confused. Feeling better, Kaede returns to normal, provokes an argument, and beats Wataru up as usual.