After hearing a fake voicemail message by Taiga, Yasuko arrives at Ryūji’s grandparents house, where Ryūji awaits. Yasuko makes up with her parents, and tells Ryūji that his father ran off while she was still pregnant, and gave birth to him despite protest. Ryūji decides that he and Taiga should not run away, and instead get married with everyone’s approval. They have a rehearsal wedding where they share their first kisses. They all go home, but Taiga, after listening to her mother’s exasperated voicemails, decides to go back to her because she does not want to run away from her problems. Minori is not happy that Ryūji let her leave, but he has come to terms with everything. Taiga sends everyone a mail with a picture of the night sky and a single star, and Minori thinks that this is supposed to encourage them to do their best. Everyone gets together to send a group picture to Taiga. Over a year later during their high school graduation ceremony, Taiga comes back. Ryūji finds her in a locker in the classroom, and he says that he loves her at last. She gets flustered and responds by headbutting him.