Kirito makes Eugeo regain his composure and they fight the goblins together. While facing the goblin leader, Eugeo is gravely wounded and both he and Kirito remember their past together. An enraged Kirito then kills the goblin leader and convinces the others to retreat. After the battle, Kirito frees Selka and she uses her magic to transfer a part of Kirito's own energy to Eugeo in order to save his life. In the occasion, he has a vision of a woman, telling him that she is waiting for he and Eugeo atop the Central Cathedral. After Eugeo recovers, Kirito, having gained enough skill points to use the sword from the battle, deals a heavy blow on the Demon Tree, and Eugeo asks him to teach him swordsmanship. After completing his training, Eugeo uses the sword to finally cut down the Demon Tree, and the village holds a celebration for his feat. In the occasion, Eugeo is allowed to choose his next occupation, and he decides to become a swordsman. Kirito and Eugeo then depart to Central, hoping to find Alice and bring her back home.