The chapter opens with Asumi triying to convince Eri to play the MMORPG The World R:X, but she refuses stating it´s a waste of time.
After school, Asumi logs in the game for the first time as Sakuya, encontering a merchant who let´s her pick an item from his wares as a gift. Sakuya chooses a Chim Chim pin.
While walking down the street, Sakuya overhears a conversation between a young man and some other players. The young man notices this and asks her if something is wrong, but she brushes him off.
Later, group of mercenaries attacks Sakuya to try and steal her Chim Chim pin, but the young man from before, a player called Tobias, saves her, promising to be there whenever she needs him.