The following morning after the funeral, Kotarou notices that Akane was acting strange ever since the previous night. While the public face of Martel insists that they are a scientific organisation, the nature of Gaia seems to suggest the opposite.
After defeating some hounds, the situation gets even worse as Guardian appears and begins hunting him down. After some time, Kotarou finally manages to track down the Key and follows her into the forest.
He assumes that Akane must be up there, but he quickly realises he has no way of reaching it. He once tried to enter the clubroom, only to find a note from Akane Senriwho told him to simply ignore what happened at the night of November 13 and continue living normally if he didn't want to risk his normal life.Kotarou rewrites himself every second to continue surviving, improving his blades more and more. Akane asks Kotarou if she changed at all when Sakura Kashima died, but Kotarou lies to both himself and her and tells her no. The voice tells him of the inevitable destruction of the world, and the pain of living. Kotarou stands by his decision in choosing Akane, but he is still really upset to think about how much he lost that night. Akane tries to justify her emotions, but Kotarou says that they both know that her feelings were forced upon her by the spirit of the holy woman. It points to the place or event you need to click for the story to progress. If the quest is finished, go back to that save and then load it. Also, apart from this scene, none of the other heroines are seen again in this route. You could say that his mind became as poisoned as his body. Despite this new responsibility, the trial finds Kotarou and Akane guilty, and their punishment is exile. The hunt for the Key continues, and Akane gets more and more busy taking care of Sakura Kashima.
The idea makes him feel terrible, but he quickly realises how he can use it to his advantage. How did they know each other? They get stuck to an endless hallway, but are able to escape after a quarrel.
Just as the evacuation recommences at this exit, familiars appear and start attacking people. The voice asks Kotarou to take her with him when the time comes.
One of the questions involves him answering between "The World" and "Myself.