Tsuna begins to panic after learning of the girls' plan and he is not helped by Reborn, Futa and Giannini who support the girls too. Later, Tsuna, Yamamoto, Gokudera, Ryohei and Lambo try to decide on what to do about the girls. Tsuna, Gokudera and Ryohei are all against involving the girls with what is happening while Yamamoto thinks that they should tell them since he feels like they're isolating them. The group reaches an agreement to do the chores for the time being. However, this plan seems to fail and, along with their disastrous training, the stress begins to get the better of them.
The next day, as they are taking their baths together, the girls begins to talk about the boys eating nothing else but cup noodles. Bianchi then reveals the two reasons why the boys are refusing to tell them anything. 1) The boys are afraid that the girls will change when they reveal the secret to them and they refuse to allow the people they care about to change, and 2) The boys think that the girls are to be protected and their pride refuses to let them see the sinister world. Haru and Kyoko understand the boys' feelings but they can't help but want to support them. Just then Chrome Dokuro leaves. The girls see a wound on her back and learn that she got it from training. When Chrome reveals that her injury is nothing compared to the boys' injuries, they decide to set aside the boycott for the time being.
The next day, Tsuna is informed by Bianchi that Kyoko left the base and Tsuna runs off to go after her. After Tsuna leaves, Reborn arrives and asks what Bianchi is planning to which she replies that it's just a nice refreshment. Tsuna meets Kyoko outside and learns that Bianchi told Kyoko that she can go shopping alone for that day and that she and Haru are going to cook for them again. When Tsuna tells Kyoko that he thought she left because the boys refused to tell them anything, Kyoko smiles and tells him that it's fine if they don't tell her and Haru. However, Tsuna decides to tell the girls the truth. After Tsuna tells her, Kyoko just nods and thanks him. She then notices the box on Tsuna's waist and wants to take a look at it. However, Tsuna refuses, afraid that Kyoko will get harmed. Kyoko then concludes that the thing inside the box feels the same emotions as Tsuna. Feeling uneasy and nervous, Tsuna wonders whether what Kyoko tells him is correct.
Note: Bold + Italicized = First Appearance