|Number of pages||30|
|Cover Phrase||It's too early for the checkmate. Teatime (the fight) has just begun.|
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The volume was released on 25 July 2011 in Japan. Its ISBN is 978-4-7580-5624-3.
Teito regains consciousness and returns to the present. He sees Frau looking down at him, and wonders for a moment why Guido is there, then realises that he is back in the present and it is Frau he is looking at, not Guido. Teito and Frau briefly argue, with Frau saying that he is no longer popular with female spectators of the Hawkzile race due to rumours that they (Frau and Teito) are father and son, and Teito retorting that he (Teito) doesn't care. Teito asks how long he was unconscious for, and Frau tells him that he was unconscious for half an hour.
Frau asks Teito if his memories have returned again, and Teito replies in the affirmative, reflecting that his memories are "dazzling yet cruel", but he won't avert his eyes from them. Frau advises Teito not to "let go of it (the baton of life)", and Teito agrees, stating that his pain is proof that the people who are connected to his life have lived and renewing his determination to go to the next God House.
Castor and Labrador notice that the number of racers has suddenly increased, and Labrador realises that Ayanami is nearby. Ayanami and the Black Hawks then reveal themselves, and begin to fight against Teito, Frau, Castor and Labrador. Labrador grows a mountain plant to a monstrous size in order to block the path of the ordinary human contestants, Konatsu declares himself to be Castor's opponent, and Hyuuga takes on Frau. Yukinami and Suzunami confront Teito, and although Yukinami hesitates at first, both twins begin to attack him, but Teito manages to escape with the help of the plant manipulated by Labrador. However, he is now in even more danger than before, as Ayanami approaches him.