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Second Decay
Name Kanji (だい)()()() Dai Futa Wa
Opening Kuchizuke
Ending Walk no Yakusoku
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Toshio is shocked to learn that Megumi has died from anemia, and thus he requests permission from her parents to an autopsy to be performed on her, but her father refuses.

August 16, Tuesday, Butsumetsu

  • Seishin heads to Megumi's funeral, musing about how the fir trees that are cut and made into grave markers symbolize how the village is surrounded by death.

While heading to Megumi's funeral, Natsuno meets Ritsuko Kunihiro, a nurse working at Ozaki Clinic. She is walking her dog Tarou. The villagers make gossip about the two young people.

At Megumi's house, Kaori finds the greeting card which Megumi wrote, but couldn't send to Natsuno. It brings her to tears. Seishin leads the funeral. Kaori approaches Natsuno and attempts to give Megumi's summer greeting card present to him, but he declines, stating that he was not very close to Megumi. Kaori has a vision of falling into her own grave. She brings Megumi's birthday present to the burial, to be left with Megumi.

August 17, Wednesday, Taian

Dr. Ozaki and his staff conclude that Megumi died from an uncommon type of anemia but the cause of death remains unknown.

August 21, Sunday, Senbu

Tae Yano goes to visit Fuki Gotouda, finding Fuki dead. This follows the deaths of her son, her brother, and his wife. The deaths start to attract the attention of Toshio, with the latest victim refusing to see the doctor.

August 22, Monday, Butsumetsu

At the Yuuki household, Natsuno is in his room after having returned from Megumi's funeral, and suddenly feels uncomfortable and closes up his window, like he always did to prevent the late Megumi from watching him. However, it still brings no comfort as he feels a pair of eyes watching him from outside.

August 23, Wednesday, Taian

Toshio and Seishin meet up with the town councilman and public health officer, Ishida, who reveals that ten people died from mysterious causes between Sotoba and Mizobe, a neighboring village, in an unusually short period of time.

The trio review the ten August deaths:

  1. August 1: Ookawa Gigorou and Murasako Hidemasa
  2. August 5: Murasako Mieko
  3. August 6: Goutouda Shuuji
  4. August 11: Hirosawa Takatoshi
  5. August 15: Shimizu Megumi
  6. August 17: Yasumori Giichi
  7. August 18: Ootsuka Yasuyuki
  8. August 21: Goutouda Fuki
  9. August 23: Shimizu Ryuuji

Toshio has reason to believe an epidemic is spreading, so he, Seishin, and Ishida agree to investigate further without panicking the populace. Nao Yasumori came to the clinic with the early symptom of fatigue. Toshio swears to find out the cause of this and save his village.

Natsuno continues to obsess over Megumi, imagining that she is watching from the forest.


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