While mulling over whom to obliterate next, Otonashi is confronted by the personal interests of Hinata and Naoi to be his special friend. Both know what he's up to, both want to be his partner, and both don't want a third in the picture, but their verbal sparring is interrupted by a shadow creature arising from Naoi's own shadow. It's the second such creature to have recently appeared and Yuri believes they are new adversaries rather than something stemming from Angel. Soon everyone is engaged in fighting a horde of shadow creatures, and one of their own is consumed (appearing later as a soulless model student). Yuri calls a meeting of the entire Afterlife Battlefront to explain this new problem. She also outs Otonashi's change of direction from the group. She leaves everyone to think for themselves where they want to go before quietly slipping away on a private mission of her own with her sub-machine gun. Written by
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Say, Otonashi, don't you need a partner? I want you to know you can feel free to work me hard, Otonashi.