The chapter opens with the narrator, who is on his way to find his aunt, but he cannot bring himself to ask her about the brooch she has given him. He wonders if something has happened to Aunty Xianying, and asks if she has come to blow the candles out of the candles. The narrator asks if he can eat the cake she has made, and he tells her that there is something he has always wanted to do, but that he is afraid of hitting his head. He tells her not to run if she catches him, and she apologizes, saying that she was just worried that he was hitting her head. She tells him not to cry, and the narrator says that he will not cry anymore. He asks if tuoyi has written him a birthday letter in the past couple of years. He says that since they have known each other since childhood, he would write him a letter every year. He wants to know if he has made new friends since he went back to school in Tokyo, and if so, how tall he is. He also asks whether he has walked around the streets of Tokyo on the weekends, and how he can find him among the people. He hopes that he has not forgotten about him, because he often feels like he can see him. Finally, he asks what kind of feeling he had when he wrote the letters, since he is not by his side.