Shizuka announces at her birthday party that she is going to leave her family and become a lawyer for the poor. Tsukushi realizes that she would have Rui to herself if Shizuka leaves for France, but she doesn't want to be like the other scheming girls at her school. She goes to beg Shizuka to stay in Japan for Rui's sake. Domyoji asks Tsukushi for a date at the airport that Shizuka is leaving from, but his words are covered up by the sound of jets passing by.
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