Social pressure, and a growing realization of his feelings for her, encourage Keiichi to ask Belldandy out on a date. He turns to a self-help book for advice, but nothing seems to go quite right. Summoning his courage, Keiichi decides just to be himself, but Belldandy mistakes his nervousness for illness, and rushes him off to his room, where she uses magic to "heal" him. Keiichi succeeds in expressing his feelings for Belldandy just before losing consciousness, and he realizes the next day that it does not matter whether or not they go out together. No matter what other people think, he will always have Belldandy at his side.