|Number of pages||26|
|Anime counterpart||Episode 8|
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The volume was released on the 25th of May 2005 in Japan, and March (date unknown) 2009 in North America. Its ISBNs are 978-4-7580-5225-2 and 978-1-60510-033-3 respectively.
As the Bishops prepare for the annual Baptism Ceremony, Castor realises that Teito is in danger due to the destruction of one of his dolls, and the Bishops quickly attempt to track him down while Mikage, now a one-winged Kor, has him cornered on the Bridge of Trials.
The guardians of the bridge repair the Church's barricades in order to isolate the intruders, and Mikage attempts to place a promise collar on Teito that will control him. Teito fights back and, remembering what Frau had done earlier with the Old Man Kor (destroying the wings of the Kor), attempts to destroy Mikage's Kor wing. Mikage defends himself, and reminds Teito that he is not a normal Kor and the destruction of the wing will result in his death, not save him. He then restrains Teito and puts the collar on him, letting the collar bite him (Mikage) so it recognises him as his master.
Meanwhile, Frau has separated from his body and begins to search for Teito in Ghost form, encountering the Guardians of the Bridge of Trials as he does so, who tell him that they have sealed the intruders on the Bridge. Teito attempts suicide as a way of bargaining with Mikage, but as he does he accidentally summons the God Mikhail. When Mikhail wakes, he (Mikhail) tries in vain to attack Mikage, but the promise collar pevents him from doing so and Mikhail is incapacitated. Frau, having found Teito in time, protects Teito and challenges the one controlling Mikage.
Quotes from this ChapterEdit
- "Mikage...risked his life to protect me. Like hell I'm giving up. We promised each other that we'd die together!!" - Teito Klein (Page 21)
- "Are you the bastard who put this choker on me...?" - Mikhail (Page 24)
- This is Mikhail's debut chapter.
Characters in order of AppearanceEdit