It starts off with the Sanba Garasu telling Karasu Tengu that Gyuuki is one behind the Kyūso incident. Karasu Tengu then receives a phone call from Aotabo saying his going after Rikuo. Upon hearing Rikuo is on Mt. Nejireme, Karasu Tengu freaks out.
On the mountain Tsurara realizes her phone doesn't work. She's worried about being on the same mountain as the Gyuuki Clan. Tsurara says nothing to Rikuo because he's in his day form, but is determined to protect him. Kana is still confused about why Tsurara keeps staring at Rikuo. Saorii and Natsumi both start whining to go home, with Rikuo supporting them. Kiyotsugu protests that now that it's dark it's more dangerous going down the mountain, and there are no more buses coming anyways. He announces that his nearby villa has top youkai security, which Rikuo has doubts about. Kiyotsugu also points out if something happens they have Yura, an onmyoji.
Adashibara leaves, and Mezumaru is shown to be controlling him like a puppet. Gozumaru tells him Rikuo is constantly surrounded by his aides, though they don't know who the aid is. They agree to split up and take everyone out one by one.
At the Kiyojuji villa the hot springs excite Saori and Natsumi. With the girls occupied, Kiyotsugu tries to announces the boys are going on a nighttime youkai search. Rikuo is opposed to the idea, but agrees to go with Kiyotsugu and Shima to protect them, causing Tsurara to also come to protect Rikuo. Back at the hot springs Kana wonders how Rikuo was able to read the sign last chapter and reflects on how he's changed since he was a kid. When Natsumi asks where Tsurara went Kana becomes worried that she slipped away with Rikuo, and she leaves to go find them. Mezumaru is about to attack the girls' bath.