In a flashback, Shion begins telling a story of how a prince found a small cottage in the forest. But, Mary interrupts, questioning why no one ever visits their house. Shion then explains how her mother, Mary's grandmother, was a magician and used her powers to find a secluded space in the forest in which Mary's grandfather built a house. Mary praises her grandmother's ability, but still complains how boring it is if no one comes.
In present time, Mary panics at Seto's approach and tries to turn him away, which in turn causes Seto to panic, thinking that he scared her. He then wonders what Mary is doing in such a place and concludes that it was Mary's voice he had heard calling for help. He comes to the conclusion that she had been attacked by the "monster" the chief had mentioned previously and tries to coax Mary to leave the house. Mary refuses, believing him to be lying and tearfully states that the outside took everything she loved away.
Seto recalls all of the voices he heard in the city and begins to think how similar he and Mary were, wondering if he should also just stay and hide. However, he gathers his courage and declares that he will protect Mary and always be there for her. For a moment, Mary seems to have calmed down, but quickly pushes him away and attempts to cover her eyes, explaining that if their eyes meet, he'll turn to stone. Seto's cell phone suddenly starts to vibrate, startling Mary, though he quickly apologizes. As Seto and Mary decide they need to leave, the chief appears in the doorway, blocking their path.