After having decided to travel to Fukui, Chihaya and Taichi take the next train to visit Arata. Having arrived, both stumble across Arata on their way to his working place (Katsugi Bookstore), as Yu Ashino, a friend of Arata, told them that he is not at home. Back at Arata's place, Chihaya tries to challenge him to a Karuta match with no luck. Arata simply repeats: "I don't play Karuta anymore...", while the picture of his dead grandfather Hajime Wataya hangs in the background.
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