Mao is confronted by former fellow apprentices who should have died of old age long ago. What is the connection between them and cat demon Byoki? After a major battle, Nanoka returns to the present upset that Mao doesn’t seem to care about her. But there’s no time for matters of the heart because a dangerous nemesis has entered her reality with her! Then, when someone steals the source of Mao’s life, can Nanoka save him from a natural death...?