As the Grand Cross attacks, Marika manages to use her quick thinking to get the Bentenmaru to safety before it takes too much damage. As they arrive at the Pirate's Nest, an asteroid space station, to make repairs and upgrades on their ship, Marika and Chiaki meets with Kenjo, where he informs them all of the space pirates will arrive here in three days despite attacks by the Grand Cross. Marika later encounters Quartz Christie, captain of the Grand Cross, who reveals she is attacking the pirates for battle data for her ship and for recognizing their lack of piracy. Meanwhile, Misa and Kane figure out that Luca is actually an impostor android spy for the Grand Cross, while a man who looks like Kane secretly watches. Marika talks with her mother on the phone, unaware that Ririka is with Ironbeard on the Parabellum and heading towards the Pirate's Nest.