In this short scene, the narrator tells us that he has fallen in love with Yuka and that he is worried that he will not be able to keep his feelings for her a secret anymore. He is worried because he has noticed that Yuka's eyes are staring at him, and he is afraid that if he does not stop staring at her, she will catch a cold. The narrator is worried about his health, but he is comforted by his mother, who tells him that the doctor told him that it might not be a case of a passing fever, but that he should take his time and rest. He tells his mother that he feels sorry for giving her trouble, but does not regret confessing his feelings to her. He says that he was thinking about her so much that she got a fever. He feels happy that she was thinking of him so much, and that she could see his feelings as a lover. He explains that he always thought Yuka was nice to him because of his childhood, but now that he realizes how much he loves her, he is sure that he himself has hurt her before. He asks his mother how long Yuka has been in the house, and she says that she has been there for the whole time. He wonders if he should just confess his feelings, but she tells him to hurry and go. He thinks about how he is feeling, and then he realizes that his chest is beginning to clench, so he is wearing under wear. He offers to lend Yuka a jacket so that she can go back to normal.