Later on in the series when it comes time to choose a partner, all six of them choose Haruka and she decides to make them a group so she doesn't have to choose and can be with them all. Once a few obstacles are cleared, they work together, but Tokiya is always late for rehearsal. His showing up late as usual only leaves Haruka worried about him beacause he almost passed out and he was burning up at the end of the day, she wanted to help him but he told her no because he enjoyed singing with everyone. The next day Tokiya dosn't come at all because as HAYATO he passed out and didn't wake up until the next day. He talks to his president who is angry with him since he joined Saotome, he is in so much distress he has a heart attack. HAYATO calls an ambulance for him. Once he's at the hospital he tries to call them but Ittoki doesn't answer his phone because he is practicing his dance routine and his phone is on vibrate and on the table on top of a towel. HAYATO talks to the president, who says he considers HAYATO as his son. He apologizes for ignoring his feelings and asks if he is tired. HAYATO replies a no and leaves, as he leaves he sees the manager who also apologizes for not letting him sing like he wanted. He then goes in a taxi, tries to contact Ittoki however his phone dies in the middle of the conversation. To make matters worse his manager goes on air and tells everyone that he is Ichinose Tokiya. At first the future members of ST☆RISH are mad at him but as he explains why he did what he did and expresses his love for singing and they forgive him and let him stay in the band. He is later paired up as Ittoki's dance partner in their debut prefomance as Tokiya Ichinose.