In some hallway, Kumagawa and the others get lost, but find Shiranui waiting for them. Shiranui asks Kumagawa to betray Medaka and side with herself to end the situation. She also adds open front hooded-sweatshirts, and asks him to get along with her, as a fellow Minus. Kumagawa stares blankly, and remembers that Shiranui also behaved like this during the Student Council election. Kumagawa grabs Zenkichi's shoulder, and uses All Fiction to make him disappear. Kumagawa reveals that Ajimu's gift of Hundred Gauntlets has restored All Fiction's power to ignore the strength of feelings. He offers to even erase Shiranui's memories, if she presents the open front hooded-sweatshirt now. Kumagawa nods, as he already noticed that Shiranui became friends with Zenkichi, yet denied this. Kumagawa says that he hates lies, and so will decline Shiranui's offer. Kumagawa adds that it is Shiranui's fault that she left Zenkichi with a person like Kumagawa anyway. Kumagawa tells Tsurubami and Nienami to go on ahead, telling Tsurubami he knows that he cannot win by underestimating her. Pulling out flat-end screws, he readies his new Minus, April Fiction. Kumagawa decides to make the fight more like by replacing the floor with screws. He jokes that the bottom is sulfuric acid, but adds that just falling on the screws alone would pierce a body. Kumagawa dodges Shiranui's initial lunge, but is surprised, stating his belief that she was supposed to be weak.
As the group discusses their predicament, Kumagawa, fed up with the talking, rips his stuffed toy apart to get a screw; even if people get younger, screws shouldn't. Kumagawa tries to throw the screw all the way across the hallway, but it drops a short distance away due to Kumagawa's four year old strength. When Zenkichi asks if he could use All Fiction, Kumagawa tells him he cannot, as he got it from Ajimu in middle school after he was four. As Medaka advances forward, Kumagawa remembers what Kikaijima (whom he refers to as Mogana) told him about Iizuka's sound cancelling during the Treasure Hunt. When sneaks up behind the group, Kumagawa and the others are reduced to babies. Kotobuki playfully asks the babies where Medaka is. Of course, the babies do not have a coherent answer. Kumagawa believes Medaka cannot come out with Kotobuki still singing. As Medaka is about to attack Kotobuki, she finds the babies are strapped to Kotobuki like a suit of armor, forcing her to pull back. Medaka kicks Kotobuki, sending a vibration that only harms her target and not the babies. With Kotobuki defeated, the group returns to their normal age, including their wounds. Kumagawa and Zenkichi are glad that Medaka beat the suitor. They also note that Medaka used weaving motions to defeat Kotobuki, which is abnormal since Medaka always uses direct attacks and motions. appears behind the group, expressing her slight surprise that Kotobuki lost. Kumagawa and the others leave Medaka behind to find Shiranui.
Kumagawa attends the afternoon show of the last day of Kiyoterae's cross country tour "Japan Jack". After the show, he meets up with Kiyoterae in the group's breakroom. Though excuses herself, an annoyed Sukinasaki has to tell to leave so she and Kumagawa can talk privately. Sukinasaki asks why Kumagawa has come to see her, and he explains he has recently gained the ability to restore things erased by All Fiction. He offers to restore her memories from Suisou Academy, but she immediately refuses. Kumagawa is not surprised, mentioning that no one has yet taken him up on his offer to restore their memories. Kumagawa offers to tell Sukinasaki what happened without restoring her memories, but she turns him down. He makes to leave, but Sukinasaki offers him a VIP ticket to the night show. Making his way to his seat, Kumagawa thinks to himself that he would have refused to restore her memories even if she had asked for them back. He recalls that he thought she could have been the one to defeat Ajimu with her unique personality, and that in truth, she did not lose to him. Taking his seat, Kumagawa finds himself next to Oudo. Kumagawa asks him about his skill that lets him control others' hearts, to which Oudo replies that he cannot actually do such a thing, and goes on to explain that even the most incredible people have tasted defeat. Kumagawa asks for Oudo's opinion on a utopia without heart. Oudo answers that such a place would be a world no one would want to live in. Listening as Sukinasaki explains Kiyoterae's newest song to the crowd, Kumagawa realizes the friend she is describing is himself. Sukinasaki congratulates her friend on finally achieved his first victory and warns him to keep pushing forward. After the show, Kumagawa leaves a bouquet of screws and his uniform in Kiyoterae's breakroom. Abandoning all his electronic devices, the closing narration reveals that Kumagawa stopped leaving records after this night, as if to take on a challenge he had no way of winning.
Back at the academy, Kumagawa is treated by , though his wounds refuse to close and he remains unconscious. Kumagawa meets Ajimu in the dream world classroom. Ajimu explains that what he is seeing is just a recording; Kumagawa lifts up her skirt. Having predicted how he would act, the Ajimu recording kicks Kumagawa in the head. Kumagawa accepts Ajimu's inheritance in the form of two parcels, each containing a skill: Hundred Gauntlets, which will stop the deterioration of his All Fiction, and the second, which is a surprise. Kumagawa insists that wanting to win and being able to win are different things, though the recording insists that she cannot hear him. Bothered by Kumagawa's pessimism, Ajimu gets up, goes to the window and looks for the loser star Kumagawa was born under. After Kumagawa picks one out, Ajimu destroys it, shocking Kumagawa. He is further surprised when she hugs him, assuring him that he is a star of hope for the weak, and that he was like a cute little brother to her. Kumagawa regains consciousness shortly after. He thanks Aka, and with the arrival of Medaka, states one loss is not enough to break his will. Back in uniform, he asks Medaka for their plan as the group makes their way out of the academy.