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Nanami looks at the taxi, but the inside is foggy. He then gets a phone call from work and heads into the building to talk. In the taxi, Asuka pushes Kamiya away and tells him to stop and to not do that again. She gives him money for the taxi fare and gets out. Wiping her mouth, she enters the building and bumps into Nanami’s back. He asks her if she came home by taxi and if someone brought her home. Asuka is relieved that he didn’t see the kiss (or did he and he’s playing it off?). Nanami can tell that something is bothering her and wants to know what’s wrong. They argue for a bit, but then he hugs her and convinces her to take a bath together (Nanami, you sly fox!). Asuka invites Kamiya out to lunch to talk about her relationship with Ryuu. She tells Kamiya that this is the last time they will meet for personal reasons and asks him not concern himself with her anymore. Kamiya asks her to go and see a movie with him and tells her that if she doesn’t go, he may leak out her secret about dating Nanami. While sitting in the movie theater, Asuka comes to the realization that Kamiya actually likes her (as opposed to wanting to get married due to her qualifications… T/N: I’m guessing that’s what she is thinking because it’s not explicitly said). After the movie, Kamiya wants to know how Asuka spends her free time. They end up in a jewelry store and the sales clerk asks if they are looking for an engagement ring. Kamiya agrees, while Asuka declines. When he mentions Ryuu’s name, Asuka exclaims that the earrings are cute. They end up buying a pair of earrings. Outside, Asuka asks Kamiya to stop using Nanami. At home, Nanami notices the jewelry store bag and wants to see the earrings. Just as Asuka reaches into the bag, she sees that Kamiya is calling her. She rushes out of the room to take the call. Kamiya wants to when she slipped him money to pay for the earrings. She tells him that there’s no way she’s going to let him pay for something that expensive. When Kamiya says that he will see her later, she responds that the person she loves is Nanami. She turns around to see Nanami staring at her. He grabs her phone and thanks Kamiya for looking after Asuka. Kamiya replies that it was really nice spending time with her and cuts the phone. As Nanami leans in towards Asuka, who is sitting on their bed, she tells him there’s an explanation. With a fake smile, Nanami tells her to explain.