Kōsei’s performance of Chopin's Étude Op. 25, No. 5 begins. He starts off on a roll, but then midway through, his playing begins to fall apart. Hearing this uneven performance, the audience starts to buzz, furthering rumors that Kōsei can no longer hear the sound of his own playing. In their hearts, Kaori, Tsubaki, and Watari cheer Kōsei on from the audience, while Emi and Takeshi, who’ve just finished performing, look on with concern. Onstage and alone, Kōsei confronts his own trauma regarding his mother.
"You should enjoy the little detours. To the fullest. Because that's where you'll find the things more important than what you want." ~Ging Freecss