After desperation drives them to the edge of a cliff, Sato and Misaki realize that they may have killed the parts of themselves that cause them so much pain, so they agree to continue living on their own terms.
Sato overhears his mother telling Misaki that she knows the truth behind her son's lifestyle. However, rather than clear the air, all three of them continue the ruse, which leads to some awkward moments.
Misaki finally gets what she wants when Sato confesses the truth of his reclusive excuse for a life. He then signs the contract and the counseling begins—and Sato immediately makes the session awkward.