|Number of pages||26|
|Cover Phrase||The indelible scar, an unforgettable truth...|
|Cover Character(s)||Teito Klein|
|Anime counterpart||Episode 13|
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The volume was released on the 25th of May 2005 in Japan, and March (date unknown) 2009 in North America. Its ISBNs are 978-4-7580-5225-2 and 978-1-60510-033-3 respectively.
As the Church reels in shock at Aldo's death, suspicion falls upon the Seven Ghosts, whom some people believe could not forgive Aldo for his crimes. Meanwhile, Teito returns to his research on the Eye of Mikhail, but is unable to find any information that is new to him. However, he stumbles across the myth of Verloren, the God of Death who was sealed by the Seven Ghosts, and has a vision of himself in a mysterious place. As Bishop Frau arrives to check on Teito, Hakuren Oak, eager to impress Frau, offers him some porn and the two instantly strike up a friendship, but Bastien appears and confiscates the porn.
Worried, Teito asks whether the Seven Ghosts would really kill Aldo and Bastien, who had been investigating the crime scene, replies that the Ghosts do not forgive evil, and that death was the only way Aldo could atone for his sins. When Teito later goes to visit Frau about his broken Baculus, he(Teito) overhears him(Frau) and Castor talking about the Eye of Mikhail, and Teito is angry with what he hears, believing they used him just like the Imperial Army had done. He flees but is pursued by Frau, who he attacks, but is quickly apprehended, and Frau explains himself. Meanwhile, as Castor mulls over the recent feeling of an evil presence, he spots a large shadow on the wall beside him, hinting that Kuroyuri and Haruse have infiltrated the Church. Castor remarks that they went to a lot of trouble to provoke him.
Quotes from this ChapterEdit
- "...if you never stray from the righteous path, god will never fail to watch over you." - Bastien (Page 13)
- "What can you gain from running away? You don't even have anywhere you can run to anymore..." - Teito, thought (Page 16)
- "...I'm the one who has to protect you no matter what happens!! But I can't always be by your side forever; no one knows what the future is like! That's why you've got to become stronger. Strong enough to walk alone someday...learn and remember how to fight the darkness..." - Frau to Teito, confrontation at the fountain (Page 19/20)
Characters in order of AppearanceEdit