One of Yuko's friends from the net pops up, the woman so hooked on the virtual world as to neglect the realm of flesh and blood. And Yuko will test the web addict's will with the simplest advice of all.
So strange to be a twin; surface similarities hide separate souls and separate hopes. The connection between hearts is buoyed on waves and Watanuki sees firsthand the swells and crashing between two sisters...
Watanuki may be surrounded by the unseen, but to look into soft eyes after years of loneliness may be his greatest wish of all. He spends time with a forlorn woman with whom he shares a certain misery.
Who among the sorest souls would not trade pain for pain if a light could finally exist at the end of the loneliest tunnel? Watanuki may have spent the recent past inviting the afflicted into his world, but now his own agony must be dealt with.