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Despite getting a good response on the first part of her manga, Kaoruko struggles with the second part, which is due on the day the dorm closes. With the other girls having to return home dorm early, Kaoruko is forced to try and finish her manga all alone. It is then she is visited by her mother, who reminds Kaoruko of how much she has changed since first taking an interest in drawing. This, along with texts from her friends, encourages Kaoruko to finish her manga on time, which is praised by Mayu as her best work yet. As the dorm reopens in the spring, Kaoruko reunites with the other girls to once again draw manga together.