Kai goes to the bookstore to buy the new volume of "Forward World." When he gets there, he sees Ryo and immediately tries to avoid him. He remembers what Rio said about her brother to him and feels a little down, but when he goes in to grab one of the copies of the new volume, his hand touches Ryo's hand. Meanwhile, Arie manages to secure the new volume at another store and she runs into Ichika. They realize they have the same favorite character and end up bonding. On her way home, Arie is thinking of Ryo and she realizes something.