After failing to get Azusa to talk to him, Yōto goes up to the hill, where the stony cat lies, to talk to Tsukiko about Azusa in the night on the same day. The next day, Yōto confronts her former classmates, Morii and Moyama, over what happened in the arcade game center. They had apparently teased her at her old school due to skipping it a lot, telling her their class was going on a field trip to Hokkaido when they were actually going to Okinawa, which led to her becoming distrustful of others. After hearing this, Yōto takes Azusa to the stony cat, telling her about his facade that she acquired and stating his sincere wish to become her true friend. After coming to understand his feelings, Azusa wishes on the stony cat, returning her facade to Yōto. Meanwhile, Tsukiko recalls the time when Yōto once gave her advice on how to get along with children in a dream. After showing Yōto a story presentation based on this encounter, which does not ring a bell for him, Tsukiko explains that she does not get along with Tsukushi and she believes her sister hates her.