The episode begins with a short scene between Kotori and her older sister, Koyomi - the night before a wedding was to take place. Koyomi congratulates her, stating that happiness would surely come to Kotori's life with him at her side. Kotori thanks her sister for remaining at her side up until now. Just about a year after Nemu's
death (the cause being unknown), everyone has been helping Jun'ichi manage his life in Nemu's absence. Kotori, in particular, has been spending most of the day with him; they go to school and back together and she also cooks for him every day. Almost kissing at a beach, Jun'ichi begins to question his feelings for Kotori, though is also questioning whether he is betraying Nemu's feelings or not. The following day, Jun'ichi visits Nemu's grave, and later decides to clean up Nemu's room. Jun'ichi and his friends reminisce the past when Nemu was still alive, leaving Kotori in confusion. She questions Jun'ichi of his motives, and he responds that it was necessary to remove the remaining imprint of Nemu from the world, or otherwise, he cannot move on. Bewildered, Kotori hastily leaves the house, Jun'ichi following suit. Both confront each other at the front, where Kotori explains that something was not right in his motives. Jun'ichi attempts to confess his love to Kotori, and knowing what he was about to do, she rejects it, despite not hearing it fully, and apologizes.
March 25, 2009
After Kotori refused to accept Jun'ichi's confession, complications arise and Jun'ichi reflects on his motives to clean Nemu's room. Kotori continues to question her feelings in confusion as to why she could not bear to accept Jun'ichi's feelings, thus continuing to distance from him. Soon, not only has depression struck both, but it arises their friends' concern on their well-being, tracing the cause back to Jun'ichi's decision to clean-up. Kotori continues to ponder in the park, when she was approached by Koyomi. Not knowing what to do, Kotori asks for advice, and is questioned in return as to why she loved Jun'ichi in the first place. Jun'ichi is confronted by Sakura, who hastily returned to the house, and questions further his motives, considering them as cruel and futile, and the most being, Kotori would not have asked for such a thing from him. Jun'ichi resolves his motives, and decides to go and look for Kotori. Meeting upon the dead sakura tree, both are resolved and Jun'ichi firmly confesses to Kotori, which she happily accepts, followed by a kiss. A marriage follows, and a reunion has taken place at the school. Jun'ichi and Kotori begin to pass through the lush green row of sakura trees, when under Nemu's wish for their happiness, reverts all of the sakura trees in Hatsunejima to their pink blossoms.