|Number of pages||24|
|Cover Phrase||Grasping with this hand, without turning my back from the light.|
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The volume was released on the 24th of May 2008 in Japan. Its ISBN is 978-4-7580-5347-1.
The group continue on their journey to District 5 to find the next House of God, the Krat House. Feeling hungry, they stop to eat the mountain bear Teito Klein had killed, and Frau proposes they travel through the Mountain Road to deter pursuers from the military.
Capella, impressed by Teito's Zaiphon, asks Teito to show him how to use it. As Capella practices, Teito thinks that he(Capella) is a gift sent to him by God. Teito and Frau suddenly hear a barking, and follow the sound through a graveyard to find a dog chained to a gravestone. The dog excitedly greets Frau, but Capella is unable to see the dog, and Teito realises the dog is dead.
As Frau explains why the dog remains, Teito attempts to free it by striking the chains with his Baculus yet they do not break. Frau then unleashes Verloren's Scythe and uses it to free the animal's soul- which then ascends to heaven. Teito remembers how he had freed Lady Hausen from the Wars back at the Hausen House and reflects that the pain he feels makes him weak. Frau corrects him- saying it makes him kind.
Teito experiences another headache, and faints whereupon he dreams of his childhood in the Kingdom of Raggs and he again has a vision of a screaming woman who accuses Teito of coming between her and Weldeschtein Krom Raggs. The 'Queen' brands Teito's back with a Sklave mark but is prevented from going further by a mysterious figure who proposes they fake the Prince's death by killing another child in his place, but in return Teito would be given to the mysterious figure. Teito then wakes from the nightmare in a strange room, and wonders where he is.
Characters in order of AppearanceEdit
Quotes from this ChapterEdit
- "Nii-chan, that thing you used to beat the bear was amazing! What is it?" (Capella asking Teito about Zaiphon)
- "No, that's what makes you kind." (Frau reassuring Teito)
- "Haha. The prince has become a dedicated waiter, has he not?" (Kreuz when Teito serves him poisonous mushrooms)