The 2nd Suggestion: That Will Suffice (それでよいのだ, Sore de Yoi no da) is the second chapter of the series Medaka Box.


One week after agreeing to join the Student Council, Zenkichi (sporting his new look) and Medaka attend to the request of Ariake: her shoes have been vandalized, and a note saying "Quit the Athletics Club" was left in her locker. Understandably upset, Ariake asks the pair to find the culprit. While Medaka promises to expose the culprit in one day, Zenkichi is more skeptical, citing their lack of evidence. However, using her incredible abilities of deductive reasoning, Medaka managers to narrow down the range of suspects considerably. It is Shiranui's information though that allows Zenkichi to track down Isahaya as the most likely suspect in the attack on Ariake. Medaka confronts the older girl directly about whether or not she vandalized Airake's shoes, causing Zenkichi to topple over in incredulity, and Shiranui to fall to the ground laughing. When Isahaya flees with Medaka in pursuit, Zenkichi makes to follow, but not before Shiranui tells him his new look is weird. Medaka manages to keep up with Isahaya, and ultimately overtakes her by jumping over her head and landing in front. Medaka then asks her once again whether she is the culprit. When Isahaya rather poorly denies it, Medaka takes her word for it, much to the runner's surprise. She then leaves, also complimenting Isahaya on her running. After Medaka leaves, Zenkichi tells Isahaya that while Medaka knows how to doubt, she trusts people first. After Isahaya also tells him he looks weird, he takes his jersey off, and tells Isahaya that he'll follow Medaka's lead, and believe that she'll never do something like this again. After he leaves, Isahaya begins crying. The next day, while wondering why no one appreciates his style, Zenkichi is approached by Ariake, who tells him that the sneakers she was using to train with were replaced with new running shoes and a note saying "Sorry”. Medaka misinterprets the action and believes the criminal has stolen Ariake's sneakers this time.

Characters in Order of Appearance

*Note: Bold = First Appearance

  1. Zenkichi Hitoyoshi
  2. Medaka Kurokami
  3. Aria Ariake
  4. Hansode Shiranui
  5. Isagi Isahaya


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Volume One
Chapters 001. I Call the Student Council to Action • 002. That Will Suffice • 003. I Guess You're the Right One • 004. That's Unnecessary Behavior • 005. If You Want to Express Your Gratitude • 006. I Won't Tell You Not to Lose • 007. In the Middle of It All