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Sugimaru Eibi orchestrates a plan to infiltrate Momonozono Academy. He and Haruto Kaguragi change into Momonozono uniforms and enter the school. They are quickly spotted, but student body president Tenma Hase saves them.
When Kaito Taira suggests that Haruto Kaguragi is in love with Oto Edogawa, he immediately denies it. However, Haruto's chest continues to hurt as he thinks of Oto and her fiance, Tenma Hase. Haruto goes to school in a bad mood, trying to convince himself that "for someone like [him]" to be with Oto "is unthinkable." Sugimaru Eibi approaches Haruto with a plan to "infiltrate" Momonozono Academy and scope out Tenma. They put on the Momonozono uniform and head over to the school.
At Momonozono, Haruto and Sugimaru stare at the school's decor and architecture, calling it "so flashy it's vulgar." Looking at the "cheerful" students, Sugimaru realizes that it will be hard for Eitoku to "compete against [Momonozono]." The other students line up as Tenma Hase walks in. Sugimaru calls him a "big shot", quickly alerting two students nearby. They correctly guess their identities and surround the pair. Haruto and Sugimaru prepare for a fight as the students shout "let's get 'em!" Tenma stops them, calling Haruto and Sugimaru his "guests."
Tenma apologizes to Haruto and Sugimaru about the students' behavior. Despite Tenma being polite, Haruto gets irritated and storms out. Walking home, Sugimaru makes a remark about Tenma's good leadership skills, before realizing Haruto is gone. In a daze, Haruto finds himself outside of the convenience store that Oto works at. A customer alerts Oto about "someone outside who looks unwell". Oto recognizes the uniform and tries to ask him about it. He cuts her off by saying, "won't it do?" then rephrasing it to "won't I do?"
- Kaito Taira
- Konno (First appearance)
- Haruto Kaguragi
- Oto Edogawa
- Sugimaru Eibi
- Tenma Hase
- Tsukasa Domyoji (Mentioned)
- Kaito compares Haruto's inability to say Oto's name without hurting his chest to the shrinking headband of the Monkey King, a character from the classic Chinese novel, Journey to the West.
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