Kyosuke, sick at home due to events of the last episode, lies to Hikaru about why he missed their date. The two are served tea while sitting on Kyosuke's bed by his sisters, and Manami remarks, ``Finally he's brought home a girl.''
The next day at school, Kyosuke finds that everyone thinks that he and Hikaru did C, i.e. went all the way, when all they did was sit on his bed and talk (the Japanese system of ``bases'' goes A-B-C, where as Americans go first base, second base, etc., with regards to how far you've gone with a person of the opposite sex). The rumors are started by Kurumi and made worse by telling them to Komatsu and Hatta, and then, the rest of the school. Everyone's upset at Kyosuke, even Ayukawa, and Hikaru's bouncing off the walls with happiness doesn't help make Ayukawa think that nothing happened between the two of them.
Later, Hikaru-chan corners him and climbs all over him with happiness, with everyone in the school sees watching. Embarrassed and sick, Kyosuke collapses. At home, his sisters take care of him. Kyosuke keeps trying to call Ayukawa to tell her the truth, but she only says, ``I'm really busy right now'', when she finally answers the phone. Alone, Ayukawa says to her teddy bear, ``We hate people who make excuses, don't we?''
Back at school, Hikaru tells Kyosuke about how close she and Ayukawa have been, since kids, and about an episode where Ayukawa saved her from a bully. Meanwhile, at a movie, Ayukawa gets accosted by more nondescript jerks which seem to pervade in this show, and Kyosuke tries to help by levitating a bulldozer at the offenders. He drops it, though, because his illness is interfering with his ESP abilities, but succeeds in covering the jerks with tar. In the end, he's able to convince Ayukawa that he and Hikaru didn't do anything.
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Brian Edmonds <firstname.lastname@example.org> October 17, 1998