Tanokura proposes the idea of Hanae living with him, which leaves her with mixed feelings. While she is thrilled about the prospect of sharing a living space, she also has several concerns that are making her uneasy.
Upon learning about Tanokura's plans to attend grad school and his aspirations for the future, Hanae feels a sense of detachment from their marriage, as she cannot envision herself fitting into his vision of the future.
After ending her relationship with Tanokura to encourage him to pursue his goals for the future, Hanae is proposed to by Asao. With Asao, she can comfortably talk about anything and begins to doubt her love for Tanokura.