- This article is about the chapter. For the item, see Kokujyuseki
|Number of pages||29|
|Cover Phrase||Please eat some salad — ♥|
|Cover Character(s)||Fea Kreuz |
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The volume was released on the 24th December 2011 in Japan. Its ISBN is 978-4758-05679-3.
As Eve and Verloren walk, Eve confesses to him that she feels guilty about visiting him as she hasn't spoken to her father for a whole week already, which she says isn't good. Verloren complains that he has already told her not to visit him and that she is distracting him from his work. When Eve sees the black jewels Verloren makes, he explains that evil thoughts can be turned into black stones, whereas pure feelings, such as love, cannot have a form.
Back in the present, Teito and Kohaku go to Wakaba Oak's exhibition of the black jewels. Whilst touching the jewels, Teito has a flashback of his past, and asks Kohaku whether the crown was originally white. Buran (the Oak family's jewel designer and a Warsfeil) sees them and scolds Kohaku for bringing somebody into the exhibition. Teito and Kohaku hurriedly leave.
Rinka then arrives and Buran asks her for her opinion on a statue of a boy. He comments that he hates that statue and it feels like he (the boy statue) keeps on scolding him, but Rinka praises it and says that the statue is an amazing masterpiece. Buran is pleased by the compliment and says that Rinka will be his next statue as she is gentle, smart and would be perfect for his collection.
Rinka cries in fear. Teito hears her cry and rescues her, defeating Buran. It is revealed that since Raggs was defeated, Wakaba wanted to get rid of their language, culture and everything related to Raggs, so Buran turned the jewels black and sold them. When the Raggs jewelry ran out, he began turning people into jewels. A young Lance realises what Buran is doing, and Buran turns him into a statue to silence him.