Karasuba severs her connection with Natsuo; he is momentarily stunned by the loss. Musubi warns Karasuba that what she has done risks her own death; but Karasuba is adamant that she will act according to her own will and no other, and launches one final attack which she dedicates to Yume. Musubi vows to oppose it with everything she has, but is momentarily daunted by the dark fury of Karasuba; her resolve returns due to her awareness of Minato's support. Musubi uses her Norito and Bear Fist attack to block Karasuba's strike, shattering Karasuba's sword in the process and releasing a blinding flash of energy. Karasuba sees a vision of Yume, who admonishes her for rejecting her fate; Yume explains that Karasuba will never be able to defeat her until she accepts it. Karasuba awakens lying in the grass, with Natsuo kneeling over her; Natsuo has re-established their bond by kissing her once again. He declares that their wish to destroy the world that had hurt them so badly by isolating themselves from it was misguided, that they need to be connected to the world in order to change it. Exhausted and with much to consider, Karasuba surrenders to sleep.