Excited to have Uki on board as the third member of her growing cheer club, Kohane asks her to join them for cheerleading practice after school. However, Hizume puts all club activities on hiatus, reminding them that their proficiency exams are coming up. Kohane is outraged at the sudden cancellation of their meeting, but Hizume insists that studying and acquiring knowledge is fundamental to being a cheerleader; that Kohane should strive to become like a world-class American cheerleader, and be both graceful and a sharp thinker.
Knowing that Kohane's grades are well below average, Hizume and Uki decide to help her study for the exam. But Kohane struggles to pay attention during their combined study sessions in English, history, and math, to which Kohane attributes to a lack of "cheer power". Hizume dons her athletic outfit and yells chants in an attempt to raise Kohane's cheer power, but its apparent effect does not last beyond a day. Nevertheless, Kohane's study regimen has suddenly taken a hold of her, and although her effort in studying had drastically improved, Hizume fears that Kohane might forever lose interest in cheerleading.
On the way home from school, Uki walks with Kohane as she continues to study on foot. Worried that Kohane is no longer her usual self, Uki attempts to confront Kohane about her sudden change of attitude, but not before Kohane helps a stranger on the street. But when she does, Kohane drops to the ground and panics as she suddenly forgets the material she had previously remembered. She had been diligently studying in the hopes of somehow attracting an advisor for their cheer club, but worries that if she does not ace the proficiency test, it will likely never happen. However, Uki feels that Kohane's behavior is starting to affect both her and Hizume, and asks that she somehow return back to her normal self. With her best friend telling her to ease up on studying, Kohane begins to feel relieved, allowing everything she had studied to slowly escape her mind.
On the day of the test, Hizume nervously checks on Kohane and is happy to see her cheerleader friend seemingly back to normal. But the dumbfounded expression on Kohane's face tells Hizume that her recovery could not have come at a worse time.
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