One day Junichi receives a love letter from Risa Kamizaki, a girl he has never met before. Despite his initial hesitancy to go out with this strange yet adorable girl, Risa's earnest feelings for him convince him to give the thumbs up.
The Founder's Festival is drawing near and it doesn't look like everything is going to be done in time. Tsukasa is working day and night trying to get as much done as possible, but she needs more help.
When Tsukasa sees Junichi holding her day planner, she's convinced he saw something he shouldn't have. Tsukasa shows her true colors as she threatens to get Junichi kicked out of school if he ever tells anyone about what has transpired.
Junichi wants to overcome his trauma from Christmas Eve two years back and enjoy the Founder's Festival this year. So when it comes time to selecting festival committee members, Junichi volunteers for the job.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner and Rihoko is making chocolate creams. She still believes that story Ruriko told her about how people used to give choux creams as a present when proposing to their beloved
Rihoko, Junichi and some of their friends go ice-skating to get some exercise while having fun, but Rihoko can't skate to save her life. While trying to help her out, Junichi accidentally gets a grab at Rihoko's breast.
If Ai doesn't pass an upcoming math test, she'll have to take extra math classes and quit the swim team. Luckily for Ai, Junichi is surprisingly good in math and is willing to offer a helping hand. The two become closer during the lessons.
Junichi catches a glimpse of Ai Nanasaki's undies as she jumps off her swing. Ai is quick to accuse him of sexual harassment. After pathetic attempts to explain his innocence, Ai finally announces that she was just joking.
At long last, it's time for the Founder's Festival! Sae has prepared a beautiful wedding dress and tux for the Best Couple Contest. Even though everyone in the audience is awe-struck by Junichi and Sae, they get second place.
Sae's training draws to an end, and she goes to the dreaded job interview. All of their hard work has paid off, for Sae managed to get the job! Sae asks Junichi out on a date at an amusement park, where they enter the Best Couple Contest.
After finding Junichi's lost wallet, the nervous and shy Sae Nakata returns it to him. After a proper introduction, Junichi discovers that Sae wants to work as a waitress, but she is too shy to get through the interview process.
After seeing her mother with a man she's never met, Kaoru ditches school. Worried about his friend, Junichi cuts class to look for her. Once found, Kaoru reveals that her mother is considering getting remarried and starting a new life.
Junichi breaks up a fight between Kaoru and one of the boys in class. During a meaningful discussion between Junichi and Kaoru, a playful act turns into a kiss between the pair, which leaves Kaoru furious.
Junichi and Haruka have come to realize that they met each other for the first time a year ago at the local park. Both had been brooding over sad events in their lives but felt better after meeting each other.
Haruka is jealous of the attention Junichi is getting from the ladies. Taking Hibiki's advice, Haruka allows Junichi to spoil her. Much to her surprise, she is delighted by the attention and the fun she has with him.
Junichi pays a visit to the school infirmary and runs into Haruka, after being rejected by him the day before. They have fun hanging out at school together and Junichi fights his desire to tell Haruka how much he loves her.
Junichi was stood up for the biggest date of his life on Christmas Eve. Two years later, he bumps into Kaoru Morishima and can't get her out of his mind. After mustering up his courage, Junichi decides to ask her out.