At a barbecue party to celebrate the start of spring, Aika's new hairstyle accidentally catches fire. After Akari and Alice help trim her hair, Aika admits she had grown it longer to be like Alicia. Akira tells her it is impossible to impersonate someone, and she should aim to be a unique undine. The next day, Aika cuts her hair very short to express her "confident new self". When Akari gives a tour as undine, her client notices a lovely garden she didn't know about, to Akari's despair. During a planned blackout that night, because Akari is afraid of the dark, Alicia spends the night in her room, where they discover how beautiful the bright starlight is, and Akari concludes that there will always be beautiful things to still be discovered. When Aika and Akari visit Alice in her room at Orange Planet, Athena invites them to stay the night. During the evening, Athena sees Alice deals better with her friends than her peers, whom Alice sees as jealous, and tells Alice people mirror your attitudes toward them. After watching Maa make great efforts to climb onto a bed, Alice decides to try socializing more. To find out why Akari knows so many locals even though she's an immigrant, Aika and Alice secretly follow her as she runs errands. After watching her chat with other passengers on a vaporetto ferry, they conclude it's because she's naturally nice to everyone and so brings people together. After Aika buys cute new hairpins, she spends the day distracted by the urge to show off her new hairstyle to Al, though the thought of doing so embarrasses her. With Akari and Alice's encouragement, she visits Al, who likes the change. A bonus chapter depicts Akatsuki at six years old, when he believed he was an artificial human.