PlotEditHotaru arrives back at the shop and continues her eccentric and oblivious dagashi-related behavior by thinking that a toddler stole a Gorigori-kun and discussed about the Kinako-bou. She then talks about what is like being an adult and asked Kokonotsu if he wants to be one with her. Much to his nervousness, Hotaru gives him a pack of Namaiki Beer and hosted a small party. She unfortunately gets drunk from the non-alcoholic candy beer mix.
Kokonotsu later meets with Saya and Hotaru while playing with candy that can also function as a whistle. She then spins a tale relating to the snack; Saya believes it is nonsense, but Kokonotsu catches on that it is allegorical and also implies that Hotaru's ditzy antics may not be completely sincere. Saya defuses the situation when she imagines all the sweets she could get for free if Kokonotsu were to succeed the shop.
The three then play Menko into the evening as Saya stuns both Kokonotsu and Hotaru with instances of beginner's luck. No matter what Kokonotsu and Hotaru do, Saya always wins.
- The first eyecatch was from Chapter 13's cover page while the third eyecatch used was from the cover page of Chapter 12
- In the manga, Hotaru did not wear glasses first before she ate Kinako-bou