Another one of So's (Ai's sort-of-boyfriend) many ex-girlfriends shows up: Kyoka, a totally beautiful college lady. For the first time, Ai feels truly threatened, but she overcomes her doubts and decides to fight back.
In another episode, So spends the holidays in a luxury hotel, and the gang - Ai, So's best friend Kato, and Mina the ganguro - decide to visit him there. But they feel awkward in such a fancy place, so they go shopping for the best brand-name clothes they can find.
Ai, all dressed up, ends up going to the wrong hotel room, and gets mistaken for a "paid date." Here comes So to the rescue...
Story and art by Kaneyoshi Izumi.