On the first day of high school, Ayuko has trouble reaching her shoe locker. She is approached by Saki and Kanaka who remember her from the taiyaki bar although Ayuko initially only remembers Saki. Noticing her plight, Kanaka gets down on her knees and offers to be a step-stool for Ayuko. Ignoring Kanaka's behavior, Saki who being tall enough, reaches the locker and helps Ayuko and also offers to switch lockers with her as a way to solve the potentially persistent problem. Afterwards the three girls introduce themselves to each other as they walk to class and then chat about nicknames after finding their seats.