In this chapter, the narrator explains that he's trying to get into a top university, but he doesn't have a specific reason. He just wants to erase all the things that have happened to him since he started teaching Sojyun how to play the guitar. He says that he can play any song he wants, but that the guy with the innocent face is out of his reach. In comparison, he says, the guy is "intensely wild" . He wants to go see the jinza concert, but can't get tickets. He also tells the narrator that the restoration corner is going to be sold again, so he wants to know what's up. He gives the cd he was talking about to pat ito, and tells him that it's the first song that he has ever written. He's sorry to tell him that they haven't seen each other for a few months. They're staying the night after tomorrow, so they'll be alone the next day. He tells him to lock the doors and to sleep well. He promises that he won't be in the way. They kiss and hold each other, and the narrator wants to "detest" it.