Harada, a karuta instructor, is at last able to stamp the ticket allowing him to challenge for the top spot in competitive karuta. Not long after, Chihaya and Taichi find themselves given the opportunity to play practice matches against Hisashi Suou, the current Master. How does Harada respond when Chihaya comes to him with the Master's so-called "weakness" that she grasped during their bout...? Meanwhile, Queen Shinobu Wakamiya is busy polishing her own weapons as much as possible as her own deciding match approaches.
Verse 124 - 128.