Woman: "What have you done, Tooya-sama!?" We're back in a dream-flashback again. On this day, too, I find myself observing a completely different place. In this place, I'm not reflected in anyone's eyes. As if I'm transparent, I gaze at that scene. Tooya: "What, you ask--is there something wrong?" A boy with the same name, face, and voice as Tooya inclines his head as if in doubt. As he faces his maid who's scolding him, he smiles innocently. The person in front of him closely resembles Mother...... Or rather, she looks to be Mother herself. Tooya: "After all, they were bullying you." Samar: "I-is that why you intervened and killed all of them......" Tooya: "Yeah, that was interesting. I was able to obtain wonderful research results. Those guys gradually stopped moving and in their final moments they died while twitching like insects." Samar: "Tooya-sama!" Tooya: "Why are you so angry? Ah, are you worried that someone will blame me?" Tooya: "If that's the case, there's no need. Father has kept everything about me a secret. This time, too, he'll take care of all this behind the scenes." Samar: "That's not the problem!" Tooya: "Come on, these kinds of things don't really matter, so let's go play, Samar." Samar: "......" Tooya: "What's the matter, Sa――" Samar slaps him on the cheek and the sound reverberates throughout the cold basement room. The boy who looks like Tooya blinks and has an expression that shows that he has no idea why this was done. Tooya: "This is the first time I've been struck......" Samar: "Your Highness." Despite having just struck him, Samar hugs the boy closely. She sheds tears, too. Samar: "You who are so prodigally intelligent, why is it only this that I cannot teach you...... This makes me very sad." Tooya: "......why are you sad?" Samar: "Your Highness...... Life is a very precious thing. When a life is lost, someone will shed tears." Tooya: "Is that so? Noll didn't tell me anything like that." Samar: "If I die, won't Your Highness be sad?" Tooya: "I will be sad. If Samar is gone, the person who is always with me will be gone. Father and Noll, those two will still be here, but..." Samar: "Like that, there are people who are sad and mourn the loss of those Your Highness has killed, too." Tooya still doesn't really get it. Samar says that if Tooya passes away, she will cry. She'll cry so much that she might die. Tooya: "That would be unpleasant......" Samar: "Then please promise me, Your Highness. With that knowledge, never again kill a person. That power isn't for killing, but to keep you/others alive." Tooya: "......" Samar: "Please promise me." Tooya: "......I understand. If Samar says so, I'll obey. I understand that life is precious." Samar: "......someday, you will come upon a life that you truly find precious. I will pray for that." Tooya: "Samar is precious." Samar: "That is no good. After all, I will die before Your Highness." The woman's feelings are transmitted into the air--she is seriously praying sincerely for that boy's happy future... Naala wakes up, puzzled to have seen another strange dream. Last night, she slept with her mother's stone placed on the bedside. She feels restless and wonders if Tooya's already working. Naala feels heavy because they uhhh went kind of overboard last night. While she's laying on the bed groaning, there's a knock on the door. Naala wants to ignore them and sleep, but that's no good so she sits up and tries to energetically tell them to come in. It's Uru. He inquires after her health, as apparently he though he wasn't summoned because she has a cold. He seems to have misunderstood after seeing her so tired. (LOL) Naala smiles to reassure him, but thinks that she can't tell him the real reason why she's tired. (DOUBLE LOL) She lets out a yawn and Uru says that if she just lazes around forever, Burafuka will come and try to tempt her. Hearing that name, she remembers about their interrupted conversation and asks Uru what he was going to say. Uru is confused and Naala prompts him to explain about how the spirits of the fire and flame are different. Uru then tells her that Burafuka was the younger twin brother of the spirit of flame. Naala: "......younger twin brother?" Uru: "Yes. Burafuka protected Nasura together with Braise, but one day he fell in love with his sister-in-law and abducted her." This is the first time they're using the name, but I'm guessing Braise (or Brice? I have no idea how to romanize it) is the spirit of flame. Uru: "In addition, in order to obtain her heart, Burafuka plotted to destroy both Nasura and Braise." Uru: "However, Braise's side won and Nasura was protected..... It's an ancient legend." Uru: "I have heard that in the royal family of Nasura, because of this they abhor younger twin brothers and consider them dead at birth." Naala: "............" Uru: "? Is something the matter?" Naala: "Eh, ah...... It's nothing." Naala: "Nothing......"