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Seishin is appalled by what Toshio has done to Kyoko, and walks out on him without saying anything. Tooru Mutou starts to leave a single flower outside of Natsuno's window every night to commemorate Natsuno's death.
Toshio turns to the patrons of the bistro he frequents to asks for their assistance, but is soon shut down. He visits the town office to find that every single person there has been replaced by office workers who can "only work at night". He confronts these people during the night, only to find Chizuru Kirishiki telling him to stay quiet and that his time will soon come.
The Kirishiki have also started their own funeral home system, where they can more easily switch the coffins for any possible future shiki corpses. Kyouko's funeral is held, where Nurse Isaki gets fed up by the cold reactions of Toshio and decides to hand in a letter of resignation via a fellow nurse. Toshio then remembers that Nurse Yuki has disappeared, and apologizes to the messenger nurse. During the evening outside of Toshio's clinic, Natsuno visits Toshio. He has risen as a shiki and asks if Toshio still thinks Megumi is 'dead'. Natsuno then leaves Toshio and tells him that he is not alone.