New Year's has arrived, but the seasonal festivities don't seem to be lifting Miu's spirits at all. With the spring recital fast approaching, Miu is under a lot of pressure to complete her piano composition in time, but she's having trouble finding any inspiration. To make matters worse, when she returns to school, Miu learns that Takahashi has pushed himself too hard studying over the break, and has become very ill. Distracted by everything that's going on and lacking any motivation to finish the song, Miu is dreading having to face Mr. Shirakawa with the piece still not completed. Meanwhile, Mr. Shirakawa is continuing to push Miu towards the spring recital.