Chihaya wins the Yoshino Tournament's Class A by two cards and falls asleep. Taichi remains silent, frustrated. The Queen qualifiers are mentioned and Miyauchi tells Chihaya she can request an authorized absence from the field trip to attend. Chihaya's mother arrives, lamenting that she missed the match. Chihaya tells her she wants to be Queen, but she also wants to be a high school teacher and attend the class trip. What kind of teacher and adviser would she be if she missed her own class trip? Arata walks with Chihaya, seeing he's holding in his disappointment, and Arata is disappointed as well - because he lost he couldn't play against Chihaya. Chihaya attends the class trip instead of the Queen Qualifiers to make memories with her friends. She will compete next year. Taichi however, calls in sick and skips the class trip to attend the Master qualifiers. Chiaya doesn't understand why Taichi would do this as she never heard him say he wanted to be Master. Komano reminds her he plans to go to medical school, so by this time next year, he'll be too busy for the club and he won't have any time in medical school. This is his only chance to go as far as he can in karuta. Arata loses a practice match, his game off. His friend Yuu is waiting with a hot meal when he returns home and asks why he's so down. If he wins tomorrow, it will attract new members for his club. He tells her he doesn't need a reward for realizing his dream of being a Master, making him remember his time with his grandfather. Suō Hisashi, the current Master, visits Shinobu's house.