The Unattainable Madness
|Number of pages||26|
|Cover Phrase||This hand's warmth is for your sake...|
|Cover Character(s)||Teito Klein|
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The volume was released on the 25th of May 2009 in Japan. Its ISBN is 978-4-7580-5415-7.
The three bishops run off to look for the Pope and also to protect him from the intruders which they (Castor, Lance and Labrador) have just detected. Labrador meanwhile realises that Ayanami is in Fest’s tower. The three bishops continue to run towards the Pope’s room and simultaneously detect an intruder in the Pope’s room. Unable to get there quickly enough, Castor uses his sister dolls to buy them some time, but the dolls are cut down immediately. He then gets a feeling of unease, that someone is watching him; no doubt, this was induced by the fact that Ayanami had entered Fest’s tower.
Fearing for Razette’s safety, Castor assumes his ghost form and rushes to the fountain to find that the mermaid was fine. He realises that Ayanami had hacked his soul and read the memories of the Cuvere from there.
Lance reaches the Pope’s room and finds that there was no one in the room, other than the Pope himself. Lance confronts him and realises that he was being possessed. The Pope calls out to warn Relikt and falls down dead, having been murdered by someone. Hyuuga speaks up from the window and admits that he was the one to kill the Pope, and then says that they now know where Pandora’s Box is. He then falls backwards out of the window, to Lance’s shock onto Konatsu’s Hawkzile. Konatsu comments that sunglasses and bishop robes don't go together, and the two Black Hawks speed away.
Labrador meanwhile realises that Ayanami is in Fest’s tower. He hurries there to find Ayanami, who has been waiting for him.
- This is one of the few chapters in which Teito and Frau do not appear.
- The snowman on the cover page is presumably a caricature of Frau.