- Tsukushi: "Why do you always yell like that? How can I say what I want to say?"
- Tsukasa: "I don't understand...I just don't understand you. I thought I finally had you and then you run away again. I don't have a clue what's on your mind."
- — Tsukasa has a hard time understanding Tsukushi.
Chapter 171 is an installment of the long-running Boys Over Flowers by Yoko Kamio. It was published in Margaret No.1 on December 5, 1999. The chapter was followed by chapter 172 in January 2000.
Tsukushi Makino builds up her courage and asks Tsukasa Domyoji to go out with her. She insists on keeping it a secret, which Tsukasa initially disagrees to.