Kaoru thanks Junichi for his help and tells him to look forward to Christmas, to which he agrees. After the festival, Rihoko and Junichi go home together where she gives Junichi his Christmas present. Overjoyed, Haruka runs to the stage, hugging Junichi and telling him that she loves him too and she will marry him and both of them kiss much to everyone’s joy. In the epilogue, Junichi films Sae and Miya cosplaying as animals and having fun. Later that afternoon, he goes to the library to meet his friend Masayoshi but encounters Haruka again and helps carry her books while she teases him before leaving with her friend Hibiki. As Junichi walks around in town wondering what to do, he has an epiphany after seeing a wedding dress on display.
With the festival behind schedule and Tsukasa’s health worrying her, Miss Takahashi suggests they cancel some events, but Tsukasa assures her the festival will be ready unchanged. It’s the Christmas season and Junichi realizes his feelings for Sae, and pursues it despite being afraid of getting his heart broken again. As Rihoko takes a bath, Junichi looks an album containing both he and Rihoko when they were kids till the present and realize his feelings for her. Feeling guilty, Risa tells Junichi he deserves someone better than her, but he forgives her since he feels better now that he knows the truth as he still loves her. Junichi invites Ai and Ikuo to go to the amusement park but only the former two go after Ikuo gets sick. Ai reassures him that she will be fine but soon becomes depressed as they are barely spending time due to their responsibilities. While both of them are taking a break, Ai asks Junichi on what to do with her younger brother, Ikuo, since Junichi acts childish just like him. During the visit, Junichi notices how serious Tsukasa is compared to her carefree older sister.
He asks her to kiss him on the forehead again but ends up bringing her to an abandoned water pump shed and kissing her behind her knees like a puppy. So with good intentions Risa told Makihara that the location had changed, to try and help Junichi. After having a meal and heading to bed, Kaoru confess to Junichi that she set up this trip as she wants to know where their relationship is heading but Junichi has fallen asleep. While shopping, Junichi is relieved to see that Ai looks happier.
It’s been two years since Junichi was stood up on Christmas Eve, which has left him heartbroken and made him wary of love. On the next day after their date, Junichi becomes sick and Ai nurses him back to health.
Junichi returns home after Rihoko arrived to cook dinner but feels awkward around her after he secretly learns she is in love with him. Feeling guilty, Risa tells Junichi he deserves someone better than her, but he forgives her since he feels better now that he knows the truth as he still loves her.
Now knowing his feelings for her, he wants to be epispde her together which Rihoko feels the same way, where both of them finally kiss. On the day of episoee Best Couple contest, Junichi and Sae, dressed as a bride and groom, loses first place to Hibiki and Haruka, dressed as a Western couplebut wins second place and tickets to a private booth at the cinema. While reflecting at home, Junichi reflects with several tapes of Sae in his various movies when he gets an idea to film a documentary of Sae as the head of the Founders Festival this year.
Kaoru thanks Junichi for his help and tells him to look forward to Christmas, to animeulhima he agrees. Some time before Junichi leaves, Ai decides to give Junichi a present to help encourage him during his training camp. Drenched, Tsukasa takes him home to clean him up in her bathroom, just like the dream Junichi had before except Tsukasa is cleaning him in her swimsuit.
Junichi wants to go the Founder’s Festival with Risa and introduce her to his friends, which Risa thinks about it. Tsukasa sees Noriko about to kiss a panicked Junichi and angrily drags him to the Janitor’s shed which Noriko believes her plans have work.
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When Kaoru misses the last bus home, Junichi invites Kaoru to his home to stay for the night where both of them sleep in his bed together. He learns that she works very hard and takes important positions in school to maintain her image and reputation as a school leader. After checking the scales that night, she swears to go on a diet. After a rather embarrassing training session, the Tachibana siblings walk Sae home with Junichi giving her a piggyback ride.
Junichi counsels Kaoru about her problems, promising to be there for her when she needs him. Instead, Tsukasa kisses Junichi to calm him down, revealing she was aware it was a trick by Noriko to cause a rift between them and makes Junichi promise not to fall for Noriko’s tricks or kiss any other girl than her. At the beach, Junichi tells Ai to spoil her brother a bit since he just wants her attention. Haruka later reveals to Hibiki that she wants Junichi to propose to her during graduation day just like her British grandparents and her cousin, Jessica Morishima and her fiance did but doesn’t want to force him.
After selling all the cakes, both decide to ask the other what to do for their upcoming Christmas date, but ultimately neither one does, out of embarrassment.
While spending time in the bath at Junichi’s house, Haruka imagines what would happen if Junichi actually peeked into the bath with her in it. Makabe, who earlier vowed to his friends to get a girlfriend before summer ends and finding Rihoko sexy, confesses to her and ask her to be his girlfriend. Still in pain after being stood up a year ago, Junichi decides to skip the Founder’s festival when Masayoshi catches up with him and invites him at his house.
He then asks Ai to hold on to a key when he gets an apartment as they kiss in the snow. A shy girl named Risa Kamizaki confesses to Junichi, which he later accepts and agrees to become her boyfriend, but she wants to keep their relationship a secret. But to his confusion Sae replies she does not want to be his sister.
The next morning, Ai helps Junichi wipe off the writings on his forehead and helps him enter the raffle Miya wanted him to enter. As their friends congratulate them, Jessica reveals that Haruka is only going to England for a week but is happy the way things are.
After telling them what she is doing, Manaka and Ruriko give Rihoko some cooked eel to help Junichi’s heat fatigue. After spending some time at the library studying, Junichi decides to visit Ai, only for the swim team, which includes Miya who recently joined, to reprimand him of his actions.
But in the end Junichi changes his mind, fixes Kaoru’s bed, and kisses her forehead before going to the bathroom, for which Kaoru thanks him. Both of them argue again with Kaoru blaming Junichi for being careless and him blaming her for on always buying limited-edition snacks, which both of them refuse to talk with each other to the bus stop.
Unsure what to say, she allows him to confess to her again as many times as he wants and kisses his forehead. Rihoko tries her best ice skating with Junichi, unaware that it’s a part of Kanae’s plan to get them together.
A year later, Junichi decides to change himself, and he starts by volunteering as Tsukasa’s assistant for the Founder’s Festival committee, to everyone’s surprise. The next day, Kaoru tells Junichi that Tsukasa passed out from overworking so he visits her at her home lpus give her some bananas and energy drinks.
An awaken Sae explains to a worried Miya and Junichi that she was tired from working late at night and went to the infirmary to rest. Later that afternoon, Junichi finds Sd after a dog urinated on her zmagamiand, despite her protests, he carries her to the nearest water station.