Kuronuma Sawako is completely misunderstood by her classmates. Her timid and sweet demeanor is often mistaken for malicious behavior. This is due to her resemblance to the ghost girl from "The Ring," which has led her peers to give her the nickname Sadako. Longing to make friends and live a normal life, she is naturally drawn to Kazehaya Shouta, the most popular guy in class, whose "100% refreshing" personality earns him great admiration from Sawako. So when Kazehaya starts talking to her, maybe there is hope for the friendships Sawako has always longed for. Maybe... there is even a little hope for some romance in her future.
Sawako stayed up late making chocolate for her friends...and for Kazehaya. When she sees him receiving chocolates from others as obligatory "thank-you" gifts, she is worried hers would be seen the same way. Kurumi taunts her, and Sawako hesitates.
Ever since Valentine's Day, a palpable rift has formed between Sawako and Kazehaya. Neither seem entirely sure why it is there, but they have trouble communicating as openly as they had been. Ayane and Chizuru try to intervene, but...
Kazehaya confides in Ryuu, while a new boy in class begins to flirt openly with Sawako. Realizing that such a pretty girl could get scooped up by another boy, Kazehaya tries to confront her as well as Kento.
Sawako's friends have words with Kazehaya, who seems to be making every wrong move. He is told that he is the "farthest away" from Sawako, and that he should lay off her or else other girls will grow jealous. Ayane gives Sawako some valuable advice.
Sawako begins to piece together that she may be the one pushing Kazehaya away. Chizuru gets a makeover for Tooru's wedding. Kento makes a surprising confession.
Misunderstandings abound as Kazehaya aggressively confronts Kento, who he believes made Sawako cry. Kazehaya and Sawako share a moment that becomes yet another misunderstanding that crushes her self-esteem.
The misunderstanding builds as both Kazehaya and Sawako believe they rejected one another's confessions. Sawako seeks comfort in Kurumi, who tells her that she didn't even put up a fight for Kazehaya. These words resonate deeply inside Sawako.
Support comes in unexpected forms, as both Kento and Kurumi give advice to Sawako and Kazehaya. It spurs Sawako on to take action. As she runs to find her crush, all she can think about is finally letting her feelings out.
Even though a sliding door separates them, the words are heard loud and clear. There can be no more misunderstandings now.
It's the day of the float parade! Everyone dons a thematic costume and word gets out about what happened between Kazehaya and Sawako. The two begin their lives together anew.
Sawako and Kazehaya go to karaoke with a group of friends. It turns out to be their first true date, and before the night ends, both of them want to make sure they're on the same page. But what do they both want to make clear?
Sawako has conquered the rumors and obstacles that stood between her and the boy she loves. She tells Kurumi what happened, and the two come to an understanding. Kazehaya and Sawako meet up outside of school for a day together, all alone...