Driven by secrecy and the memories of the moon base's socially dissonant engineer Shion, young Rin has fled from home to find unexpected allies amongst strangers. On a school trip to Kyoto, the others have met with Mr. Tamura and the reclusive moon dreamer Haruhiko. Finally, they know the shocking truth that Rin is Shion and that Shion was trapped alone on the moon nine maddening years.
All the stress causes the poignant memories of Mokuren to fully awaken within Alice. Once back in Tokyo, Alice's dreams reveal just how tragically difficult it was for Mokuren to grow up as a religious icon.
Story and Art by Saki Hiwatari.