In the opening of this episode, Zakuro is watching the soldiers practice. Susukihotaru has also come to watch one particular soldier. When she spots her friend, she decides to tease Zakuro about the events of the previous episode, where Kei and Zakuro had to share a room. Zakuro’s shouting draws the attention of the soldiers, and Kei says “good morning” to Zakuro.Then Kei’s hand slowly drops down when Zakuro gives a disdainful look and stomps off. Susukihotaru remains to watch her favorite soldier Riken, but when he looks back, she is overcome with shyness, bows, and then hides behind a door.
Later, everyone is gathered to learn about what assignments they have for the day, from Kushimatsu. Zakuro and Kei however are dismissed because they have already been on a mission. After leaving, Kei is mobbed by the little pumpkin headed spirits, Sakura and Kiri who want to play with Kei. When they learn that Kei can’t play with him because he’s going to be training, they are equally excited (despite not knowing what training actually is). Zakuro and Kei talk. Kei is doing some extra training because he is embarrassed that he had to be rescued by Zakuro. This does not make Zakuro happy. (Also, looked at reasonably both did a lot of rescuing of each other in the previous episode, even if Kei was also a huge dork.)