After tough matches, Chihaya wins the finals and moves up to being a Class A player. After reconfirming with Taichi that he will start playing karuta together with her again, she picks up the phone to call Arata, whom she hasn't heard from since 6th grade. However the only words she hears from him are: "...don't call me again. I don't play karuta anymore...". Shocked by the response, she decides to go to Fukui.
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