Sunako fears for her life. The villagers seem ever closer to eliminating all the shiki. Tatsumi drives off from Kanemase as a decoy so that Seishin can escape up the mountain road with Sunako. This is unsuccessful, because the villagers have guarded the road up the mountain as well, so Seishin drives to the temple where he lived and hides away. The pursuing mob confront Seishin's mother Miwako, Katsue, and Mitsuo, demanding to know where Seishin is hiding. The temple workers don't have an answer, and are swiftly murdered. Seishin fights with one of the villagers and is slashed in the belly. Bleeding profusely, he flees into the woods, hauling a suitcase with Sunako inside. The villagers begin to search the woods.