In the apartment room they were staying in, Doc decides to remain in the surface world, while Ichise takes his leave. He goes to see an old man, who recharges his texhnolyzed limbs before leaving for the train station. However, he arrives to find the tunnel destroyed and Toyama, now one of the Shapes, confronts him. Toyama had intentionally destroyed the train and tunnel to stop Kano's invasion but he goads Ichise into fighting him by telling him that Ran has been captured by Kano. They engage in a sword fight, which ends with Ichise beheading Toyama, who thanks Ichise for giving him a good fight just before he dies. Saginuma, showing his true form, later tells Ichise that the surface world is home to the theonormal, the remaining citizens who have resigned themselves to extinction. With the staircase shattered between the surface world and the underground city, Saginuma offers him a chance to stay. However, Sakimura informs Ichise that he could still go through the airshaft, but before doing so, Ichise finds his father's ghost and expresses deep regret for wrongfully blaming him for his mother's death.