After a fierce fight with the crazed Takeru, a confused and exhausted Akira wanders the streets. What causes the Line compatibility disorders, and how might they be related to his blood? What clandestine knowledge of Nicole Premiere's terrifying power does Shiki have locked in his memories? As these weighty questions loom ever larger and the brutal Igura battles intensify, Akira is suddenly abducted by a Line-addled Keisuke, who reveals a horrifying secret of his own even as he tortures his one-time friend...
Adapted by Chayamachi Suguro.