Masaru admits that he now understands more of his past and recalls that on the night of his father's death, he collapsed after drinking cocoa. As Sadayoshi drove from Karuizawa, downloading his memories into the unconscious Masaru, he encountered Shōji on the road. While Shōji who attacked him, Guy and the Shirogane saved Masaru. As the car crashed, Shōji and Sadayoshi were flipped into a bath of acid, killing Sadayoshi and badly damaging Shōji. Back in the present at Karuizawa, just as Guy prepares to kill Masaru, Daiki reveals himself to be the Faceless Commander and claims that Masauru is his son. He explains how he is the reincarnation of both Bai Jin and Sadayoshi Saiga, and he attacks Guy and Shōji. Appearing like a powerful dark sun, he then prepares to take Masaru who valiantly fights back, however Éléonore suddenly appears and takes a blow meant for Masaru. The Faceless Commander then escapes to a waiting airship, taking Éléonore and Arleqiuin with him, challenging Masaru to follow him. Meanwhile, Shōji's remaining body crystallizes as he dies in Masaru's arms. In the afterlife, Shōji encounters Angelinga who has been waiting for him since her death, and they keep their promise to spend eternity together.