Ririchiyo wants the type of friendship the tenants share with their agents with Soushi. However, she is unable to speak her true feelings, not to mention that she does not know much about his background. She observes how Karuta and Watanuki interact with each other while at school, hoping to understand this for herself. She plans to make coffee and sit down with Soushi. She comes up with ideas to invite him to drink coffee with her, but to no avail. After many desperate attempts to ask him, she calls for him under a cherry blossom where they previously met. There, she finally says that they should treat each other as friends, and manages to invite him to have coffee in her room the following evening.