Rikuo's bodyguards realize that an enemy yōkai is hiding amongst the students, and meet with him backstage in an attempt to convince him to flee to safety and leave matters to them. Rikuo refuses, wanting to ensure that no humans are harmed, even if he is the yōkai's target. However, he understands that he has no choice but to rely on his bodyguards' protection while in his human form.
Onstage, the student council election speeches are already underway and Inugami believes that Rikuo has fled. The auditorium lights dim and Kiyotsugu appears on a massive screen to deliver his campaign speech as Rikuo's bodyguards take up positions in the auditorium's wings. After a while, Kiyotsugu claims to be out of time and leaves the rest of his speech to Rikuo, who nervously fumbles his way around the onstage microphone. Many students in the crowd recognize him, shouting out times he has helped them with classroom duties and cheering. Inugami's hatred grows even stronger at the show of popularity, and Yura, as well as Rikuo's bodyguards, once again sense the menacing aura.
Kurata grabs ahold of Inugami but the latter's head morphs into that of a monstrous dog and detaches from his body, flying straight toward Rikuo.