Husky, Senri, Nana and Cooro happen upon an apple orchard owned by a lonely woman named Emma, who invites them all to stay with her. But while the others feel her offer to be a little unsettling and would rather leave, Cooro couldn't be happier to have finally found a mother. Cooro's long journey of acceptance may finally be over... but are the others prepared to leave him behind?
Later, in an act of uncharacteristic generosity, Husky saves a young man from drowning. But when the boy mistakes him for a mermaid, Husky finds himself in yet another gender crisis...
Story and art by Natsumi Mukai.