The rep asks Shi-woo if he’s been staying with family in this area, and Shi-woo reluctantly admits that he has no family. The rep comments on Shi-woo’s reputation for never talking about how he feels, which Shi-woo also admits. The car arrives, and at the same time, Shi-woo gets a call from Chi-ang.
Shi-woo stands, unsure what to do, and then he gets a text from Sun-ah asking him not to leave. Chi-ang calls again, and the rep jokes that Shi-woo is popular wherever he goes. Yes, but these people care about you for you — make the right choice!
Soon-deok drives by again, and this time she sees Shi-woo standing with the agency rep. She runs to him and asks where he’s going, and the rep recognizes her from the video she posted. He takes a call and leaves them to talk, and Shi-woo thanks Soon-deok for posting that video. Because of her, he can go back to his music life, and Soon-eok congratulates him.
The rep is ready to go, and suddenly Soon-deok doesn’t look so happy. But she shakes it off and wishes Shi-woo good luck, and invites him to visit any time. Shi-woo watches her drive away with a lonely expression on his face.
Chi-ang is still trying to call him, but Shi-woo ignores his calls as he rides away with the agency rep. He listens to the man plan his future with other people, and he gets a series of texts from Chi-ang, first joking that he’s just trying to get out of cleaning the bathrooms himself like he promised, then saying that they’ll do them together.
Chi-ang is increasingly upset, complaining out loud that Shi-woo is just a runaway idol after all, and that he didn’t even say goodbye. He tells himself he’s glad, and flops down on Shi-woo’s bed, but no matter how he tries to bluster through, in the end he looks extremely lonely himself.
We see that Shi-woo did tell Dean Hwang that he was leaving, and the dean had said that once he was like Shi-woo and Chi-ang, holding onto his courage and stubbornness. But a friend had saved him, and is the reason he’s here today. Shi-woo is lost in his thoughts when the rep speaks, and the rep assumes he didn’t hear him. Shi-woo says, “True. I need to fix my ears first.”
That evening, Soon-deok is too distracted to work, and Chi-ang can’t sleep comfortably in Shi-woo’s bed. Both of them think of Shi-woo, and how much he changed in just the few days he was at Moorim School. Soon-deok begs off work, and when she gets to her scooter, Shi-woo is waiting for her. Eeee, he stayed!
He breezily claims that he’s soooo popular here, he didn’t want to upset people by leaving. Soon-deok crows happily when he says he plans to stay, but when she prepares to drive them back to school, her injured wrist hurts too much to drive anymore.
Shi-woo wraps her cut in a bandanna, fussing at her for not taking care of herself. He offers to drive and let her rest, and Soon-deok is too taken aback to argue. She gets on behind him and her tells her to hang on tight in case she falls asleep, pulling her arms securely around his waist. It’s Soon-deok’s turn to be flustered by the close contact, but she leans her head on his back and they take off.
Sure enough, she falls asleep right away, and Shi-woo smiles to himself. She wakes a few minutes later and now she smiles, and the two of them head back to Moorim School.