Due to a recent attack on his life Maya’s father decided that he had to leave Matsushiro so he passed on the tape with the spirit summoning on to Chihiro and had her teleport him away, suddenly finding himself in the middle of Sumida, Tokyo.
The black and white mages clash in a battle of magic as Chihiro’s subordinate runs from the cult carrying Maya, they appear right in front of them so he transforms into his true form, a black panther and flies off with Maya. Meanwhile Chihiro and Mikaze’s battle has taken a new turn as Mikaze summons more of the mothmen.
A local legend about two stone masks coming face to face gives Maya and Fumiaki an idea about what the key could be, so they plan to go to Nagano and test it out.
When Akari was younger and when her parents were still on good terms with each other they would happily spend Christmas together.
Just after Maya signed the rights away to her family home Fumiaki comes in with more applications for shops, which is really just a way to impress Mikaze however she stamps them anyway. He reaches for the papers she had but she grabs them first.
In his class the following morning, Fumiaki can tell that Maya and Ami aren’t exactly getting along after what happened the night before.
A carpenter that Maya knew when she was younger spots her on her way home and calls her over.