There are rumors of a molester stalking the city in back alleyways. When the supposed molester approaches Mahiru, she tries to punch him, but he blocks her. He then explains that he is looking for his lost sister, and gives his name as Kirio Yamada. Mahiru thinks this means he is Aoi’s brother, but Souta says that can’t be since Aoi made up the name Yamada. The next day, Poplar asks Souta to escort Mahiru, concerned about the molester rumor, but when he goes out, Souta sees Mahiru talking with Kirio again. This makes him upset and he starts going crazy at work. However, Souta mistakes his angst as a mistaken belief that me might be a masochist.
I guess liking something that isn’t small is so beyond Souta’s ability to comprehend that he thinks what he’s feeling is some kink toward masochism (which his sister Nazuna already thinks he has, which didn’t help his confusion) and not feelings toward Mahiru.
Meanwhile, we meet another character, Kirio, who is obviously Aoi’s brother, but to this point they haven’t run into each other. However, given the fact that Mahiru gave him directions to the restaurant, and Kirio is crazy abut Mahiru, I figure it’s only a matter of time.
Meanwhile, Hiroomi, who could once again easily clear things up due to knowing exactly whats going on due to his intelligence network, happily watches and laughs as things unfold. I hope some day we find out how he finds out so many things about people.