As Yōto's cancellation of his wish only took a partial effect at his school along with the cat statue's sudden disappearance, Azusa becomes madly in love with Yōto, much to Mai's annoyance. Checking up on Tsukushi, Tsukushi prompts both Yōto and Mai to make amends before she leaves for Italy but fails. Later, Yōto finds Tsukiko lamenting in his room as she hides inside Yōto's hug pillow but is later found out by Yōto himself. Tsukiko later leaves Yōto's room after realizing that Yōto met Emi long before she did, despite her earlier claims that she was the one who knew Yōto the longest. Yōto finds airline tickets to Rome and a letter sent by Tsukiko's grandparents. Meanwhile, as Yōto takes Emi for a stroll, Emi notices that something is troubling Yōto and tells him to sort it out. At the Tsutsukakushi residence, Yōto (disguised as his "evil twin") and Tsukushi talk about the latter's deceased parents and disapproval of going to Italy to live with their grandparents. Tsukushi intends to look for concrete evidence of her late mother and them living together through old photos, but ends out empty-handed. Tsukushi and Tsukiko then claim that they had met Yōto in the past and then search for evidence regarding it, but only find an unfocused picture of the sibling's late mother. While tagging along with Tsukiko, Azusa comes to intervene and has a pep talk with Yōto. Afterwards, Tsukiko expresses her jealousy towards Azusa to Yōto. Claiming that meeting Yōto the longest would give her the advantage, Tsukiko wishes to see the past herself, followed by Yōto. Suddenly, a rabbit possessed by the cat god grants their wish.