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Seishin works on a novel called Shiki, which describes the undead. Natsuno goes to school and meets his best friend, Tooru Mutou, along with Ritsuko. He hitches a ride with them to Mizobe, where they later meet up with a fellow classmate, Masao Murasako, who intensely dislikes Natsuno.
Toshio questions Mikiyasu if his workers or clients have been behaving strangely, and Mikiyasu tells him that his family met the Kirishiki couple a few nights ago.
Seishin meets Kirishiki Sunako, who claims to be a fan of his essays. She hints at knowing of his attempted suicide in the past.
Nao passes away the next day from her illness. Masao arrives at Tooru's house to announce her death and discovers Natsuno staying over. He almost gets into a fight with Natsuno before Tooru breaks them up. Tooru goes outside to get a soft drink and meets Tatsumi, who is the Kirishiki's steward. He ominously tells Tooru that he will be meeting him again very soon.