Arata tries to make up for his victory by offering first to play without his glasses then finally agrees to let Taichi win by luck of the draw. Taichi is now pissed off. He even tells Chihaya that she is in his way when she opens the windows. He did plan to tell Suo to visit his family in Nagasaki if he won but Suo leaves much to the consternation of Harada and Hiroshi who want to support Taichi.
The Nagumo society is concerned because Arata is not playing as he normally does. Arata is confused because he did not want to win that way. He finally concludes that Taichi hates him and he should treat him like a rival and crush him. Taichi has been trying to get Arata to admit that he is not a good guy and treat him like the "teki" that Taichi treats him as they both see each other as being in their way.
Harada is concerned that the boys are no longer friends. As he told Hiro in the beginning about Chihaya, if a person has no karuta friends they will not continue in karuta.
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