Rinko offers to take Takeo out on her day off, only to have to cancel it upon Kouki's request. As Takeo starts questioning if it is alright to be with Rinko, her friends assure him that Rinko chose him for who he is, strengthening his resolve to not lose to Kouki. Resolving to win the patissiére contest and confess his feeling towards Rinko, he gets inspiration from Rinko's gushing about Takeo to create a unique sweet for the contest. On the day of the contest, Kouki ends up leaving his cake-making tools at the store, so Rinko asks Takeo to get them to him before the constest starts. Thanks to the support of both Rinko and Takeo, Kouki manages to win the gold medal and makes his confession to Rinko, who chooses to stay with Takeo and assures Kouki that he won through his own effort. Afterwards, Takeo starts calling Rinko by her first name, bringing their relationship a small step further.