In a clock tower, the mysterious boy Alice Color introduces himself to Ai. A flashback shows Julie remarks Ai should try attending school, as they will all eventually close due to a lack of children. Julie has to temporary leave the sleeping Ai and Scar alone when he goes to make a phone call, and then he witnesses some strangers kidnapping Ai. Ai is taken to an unusual school, Goran Academy, where the students have special abilities. Due to her naïve personality, Ai initially sees nothing odd about the school, and the other students explain the true nature of Goran Academy. In the girls' bath, Ai reveals her human/gravekeeper heritage, while the others display their abilities too. In particular, Tanya Swedgewood tells her ability is 'Spirit Vision', which allows her to sense the shape of sounds and colors, since she is blind. She senses Ai's aura is like a rainbow at night. Alice and two other boys accidentally break into the bath, angering the girls. Alice then explains that they are digging an escape route through the sewerage. During the discussion, Dee Ensy Stratmitos, a female ghost who is Alice's accomplice, approaches them and responds to Ai that they were fated to meet.