Minato dreams about the girl he had an illusion from earlier and for the first time he hears her name, Kusano. In the morning Musubi sees Miya train swordsmanship and asks her to spar. After some brief meetings with Uzume and Homura, Minato leaves to work at a construction site where he meets Seo Kaoru.
Minato finds himself in the middle of a forest, which makes him feel like his hometown where Yukari always used to cry. He spots a girl sitting on the branch of a tree and comforts her by saying that onii-chan has come. The girl turns around, and Minato realizes that it’s not Yukari. Even so, he still asks her to jump, promising that he’ll catch her. The girl jumps, and this time, Minato is reminded of when he met Musubi. Minato finds out that her name is Kusano, and that her smile is very cute. Minato enquires why she was crying, to which she replies that it was her fault that Takami bled a lot because a man with a big scythe was trying to take her away. Kusano says that she was stubborn and wanted to go outside even when she was told not to. She asks Minato to help her, and the next moment, Minato realizes that all of this was a dream.
Musubi wakes him up, but he still seems confused. While enjoying the weather, they notice Miya practicing swordsmanship. Minato freaks out when Musubi asks Miya to spar with her, to which she agrees. Minato watches them when Uzume joins him, trying to calm Minato by saying that they are only sparring so there is nothing to worry about. She then teases Minato about the bloomers Musubi was wearing. She then says that there are times when they have to fight even when they don’t want to, because they are sekireis.
Kagari arrives at the Inn while talking to someone on phone that they have to do something about the ‘’seal’’. Miya welcomes him back, and they al decide to have breakfast. However, Minato gets ready to leave for his job as a construction laborer. He notices a leaf on Kagari’s shoulders and tries to remove it, but is told by him that he doesn’t others touching him. Miya arrives and gives Minato a lunch box, telling him to eat is food. At his working site, Minato meets a guy named Seo, and wonders about his identity.
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