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This story is about a nerdy girl named Ringo Itsuki (her name means apple) who was vice president and considered to be a bookworm and one of the top students at school. Ringo thinks that she's not good at anything but studying. She was asked by her mother to teach the son of her friend's friend. Although reluctant at first, she later accepts after knowing that she'll be teaching the little brother of her crush, Minori Tsurugi (this guy's name means "blooming pear"), who happens to be a heart throb and her angelic senpai at school. When she met her "tutee", she was surprised to see Budou Tsurugi (and his name means grapes) the guy she hates (the one she met while climbing across the school walls because of being late, and not to mention the one who saw her "granny panties" ,as what he calls it,when she fell). Their first session didn't turn out so well since Budou doesn't want to accept his tutor. Minori explained to Ringo that she was hired so that Budou would pass the entrance exam at the same college where he is applying for. Almost ready to quit, Minori urged Ringo to continue being Budou's tutor because he really wants Budou to pass the college entrance exams. While following Budou, Ringo found out that he is working at a small coffee shop. They both kept from the school their secrets about their part time jobs (since students their age are not allowed to work and will be punished with suspension). As time goes by, the two started getting along a little well, and developed feelings for each other as well. There came a time when Budou's parents told him the truth about him and his brother. They are fraternal twins, and he really is the first born. Since when Budou was born and he was not in good shape, he was put into an incubator and his parents thought that he won't be able to survive so they gave him up and decided to call Minori their first born. When Minori was in elementary, Budou was placed a school year below him so they decided to keep it a secret. When one of the teachers found out about Budou's part time job, he was suspended. Ringo tried covering up for him, and told them about her part time job as a tutor, but Budou took all the blame for himself to clear Ringo's name and to avoid her from being suspended too. When Akebi-san (a colleague of Budou at work) pretended to confess feelings for Ringo, she accidentally blurted out that she loves Budou, who happened to walk by and heard Ringo's unintentional confession. Akebi-san unmasked herself, and showed her true appearance (a woman who is often mistaken as a man for her low voice and her height) and Budou reveals that he never judged Ringo by her appearance and never considered her as just a tutor from the start. In the end, Ringo continued to tutor Budou to help him pass the entrance exams for him to be able to go at the same college as her.