Since moving to Maison de Ayakashi, Ririchiyo has resisted lowering her guard around her fellow boarders and classmates. But the feeling of being different, of being abnormal, is something all who possess demon blood share, and Ririchiyo finds herself taking the first tentative steps toward friendship with Roromiya and Watanuki. But the devotion of Soushi, her Secret Service agent, still remains a puzzle. Ririchiyo can no better explain his attentions than she can her own growing attachment to him . . .