Sawako Kuronuma is a high school student who wants to be friend with everyone in her school. However, because of some misunderstanding and rumors, she is feared by everyone and named her “Sadako” because of her gloomy looks.
On the first day of her highschool life, while she is on her way to their school’s opening ceremony, she saw Shota Kazehaya who seems to be lost, she approached him and gave him the direction to their school and for the first time, Sawako got really happy because Kazehaya Smiled and Thanked her.
When Kazehaya was about to leave, he turned back and saw Sawako smiling back at him, and that very moment, he got curious about Sawako’s true personality. Never did he imagine that they’ll end up in the same class.
Shota Kazehaya is known for being a refreshing guy. He is always surrounded with his classmates and other people from different class. Because of this personality, Sawako admired him so much. He even greets her every morning and doesn’t avoid her like what others do. And without realizing, Kazehaya noticed all her actions and the things she does at school. While Sawako was watering the flowers, her friend from middle school saw her and asked her if how is she doing with her new class. Because of what Sawako discovered about Kazehaya noticing all the things she does, she told her about her experiences and about Kazehaya being friendly to her as well. And since Sawako admired Kazehaya like a God, she voiced out what she truly thought about Kazehaya that he is someone who is made out of liveliness.
Kazehaya overheard it and out of curiosity, he asked Sawako if how he will interpret it, and Sawako told him what she really meant – AS A COMPLIMENT!
It made Kazehaya happy and told her to wait outside since its very rare for them to talk.
“Sawako…Sawako Kuronuma” He uttered.
After hearing Kazehaya, Sawako was really happy because for the first time, someone got her name. Kazehaya gave her advice on how to open up her true feelings and intentions to everyone so that she’ll be able to make friends.
On her way back to their classroom, she saw Chizuru and Ayane talking about the “Courage Challenge” that their class will be conducting on the next day. She overheard them saying that it’ll will be great if she will join and scare everyone. She remembered what Kazehaya told her, so she approached them and opened up herself. She confessed that she cant see ghost or even summon spirits from the other world. Ayane got cracked up and Chizuru got emotional after hearing her confession. Also, Sawako asked them if she can really join and be of use by pretending to be a ghost. Ayane and Chizuru agreed.
On the night of courage challenge, Kazehaya got disappointed after knowing that Sawako isn’t there. When they started the challenge, they always hear screams coming from the forest where some of the challenger already went to. Ayane and Chizuru was really amused hearing the screams and Sawako was really happy that she was able to scare her classmates. When she heard someone coming, she turned around with some of her hair on her mouth and saw kazehaya. Both of them shouted but then Kazehaya realized it was just Sawako. Kazehaya asked her why is she there and she explained. Kazehaya got childish and told her that she should’ve told him since he is the coordinator of the event. Ayane and Chizuru came and saw them. They got more amused seeing Kazehaya accompanying Sawako, so they left after giving her the bottle of water to freshen up and for the job well done. Kazehaya asked her if she isn’t afraid staying there.
“I like the night a bit especially summer nights. The air, the smell, the sound of leaves and insects and such” Sawako told him.
And so Kazehaya asked her if he can stay with her and both of them enjoyed each other’s company.
The next day, those who were not able to finish will be punished. Bluntly, their classmates told Kazehaya to date Sawako for a week since he didn’t finish the challenge even though he is the coordinator and some of them saw the two of them together. Kazehaya got mad and explained what happened and that they shouldn’t make those kind of joke especially that Sawako is a girl **and yeah he has feelings to her as well. Ofcourse, he doesn’t want Sawako to get hurt** Sawako was thinking that Kazehaya’s reputation might get ruined because of him covering her up so she stood up and explained. After that, she was happy that she told them what happened and she was able to protect Kazehaya’s reputation but she felt lonely thinking that Kazehaya might start to avoid her and will not greet her every morning. But to her surprised, Kazehaya waited for her and gave her the token her classmates prepared as a compensation for what they did and Kazehaya apologized in behalf of them.