- December 22, 2006
- June 9, 2009
- ISBN 978-075952-946-5
Mikuru invites Kyon on a shopping trip. While it's not a date, Kyon likes to pretend it is. Mikuru takes a dress into the changeroom, where she is surprised by Nagato, who is dressed up (apparently a store employee made her come in and do it). Nagato vanishes while Mikuru changes into a low-cut outfit.
Koizumi interrupts the "not-a-date". Mikuru runs off, awkwardly claiming she and Kyon just bumped into each other. Koizumi tells Kyon that everyone "wears masks" and that Mikuru's nature is likely one as well. Kyon brushes it off, but feels upset that the "date-like atmosphere" was ruined.
Mikuru calls Kyon and tells him to meet her at the usual café. There she admits she wasn't just having fun, but was also doing work for her superiors. She starts to admit the truth about herself when Haruhi calls, telling everyone to meet at the same café. Kyon hides and reappears after everyone else gets there so Haruhi won't know he was already with Mikuru. Impressed by Mikuru and Yuki's new outfits, Haruhi insists they shop for new clothes for her too. Kyon is astounded by how Haruhi looks in her new clothes and compliments her appearance, but she storms off when she sees Mikuru pinching him.