In order to protect himself, Tomohashi decides to return to Yuchuan with his father. They have been in Yuchuan for two months and have not yet returned. He asks his father not to go out, as time has passed. His father works as if nothing has happened, and his hair grows gray. He has lost his mind, and the hydrangeas are still blooming in the winter. He wonders why he can still see his father at this time. He tells his father that he will let him go back to school. He apologizes for acting like he is the best in the world every day. Everyone treated him nicely, he says, but he wishes he had remembered that people do not like newcomers. He blames his father for being a property investor and says that his family should give him some allowance. He says that he started to stay fit for self protection in addition to his height in adolescence, and no one dared mess with him again.