After Taichi left Arata's place angry with Chihaya, she breaks free of his hand and tries to run back to Arata's place, just to stumble into Yu. Yu then tells Chihaya the story of how Arata's grandfather, Hajime Wataya, passed away while Arata was attending a tournament to become a Class A player. After hearing this, Chihaya and Taichi get back on the train to travel back home. Arata still being at home, opens the letter that Chihaya has left for him. In it he finds many wishes and notes of Chihaya as well as her believe that he is the "god of Karuta" to her. Reading this he can't but get up and rush after his friends in tears, barely still seeing them in the window of the train. Chihaya noticed this and was overwhelmed with happiness that Arata does not hate Karuta. Taichi agrees with Chihaya wish to open up a Karuta Club at there School together. "We will make the best Karuta Club in Japan."
In order of appearance:
- Although Kanade makes her first appearance here, her story actually starts in the following chapter.