Rihoko tries her best ice skating with Junichi, unaware that it’s a part of Kanae’s plan to get them together. At school, while Rihoko sends in the Tea Club’s application for the Founder’s Festival, Junichi meets Manaka and Ruriko and helps them carry a kotatsu to their club room. Manaka and Ruriko convince Junichi to help the Tea Club during the Festival and hopes he joins their club as well. On the night of the festival, the Tea Club, wearing Kimonos, serve tea and sake for their guests while Junichi and Rihoko head out and distribute recruitment fliers. After the festival, Rihoko and Junichi go home together where she gives Junichi his Christmas present. Since he has nothing to give her, Junichi grants Rihoko a chance to ask him any favors.