Chapter 18 (
Kaito Taira asks Oto Edogawa for help, when Airi Maya goes missing. Haruto Kaguragi, still mad about her previous actions, refuses to help them. Oto leaves to search on her own. She finds Airi at an old factory, before Haruto arrives.
Kaito Taira tells Oto Edogawa about Airi Maya's disappearance as the run towards Haruto Kaguragi's house. Haruto refuses to offer any help, telling them he does not "care what happens" to Airi. An exasperated Kaito leaves to go check Issa Narumiya's and Sugimaru Eibi's houses. Oto tries to convince Haruto to help look, though he says Airi is doing this "to get attention". At this point, Oto realizes that Haruto does not know about Airi's feelings for him. Gradually they descend into an argument, which leads to Oto slapping Haruto.
After calling him "stupid", Oto leaves to search on her own. Taking a clue from Haruto's words, she looks around for an abandoned factory that Airi had mentioned to him earlier. She wonders why she is looking for Airi since she "[has] no idea what she'll do". Oto knows Airi wanting to be her friend "was all an act", but concedes that it made her happy. In the meantime, Haruto goes over the memory from his childhood that Airi had talked about. He has a revelation as he recalls exactly what Airi said to him at the time.
Oto walks through an old factory, calling Airi's name. She thinks "this is the last place someone like her would be", just as she notices a passed-out Airi. Oto immediately goes to her and tries to call an ambulance, but her phone is broken. Airi tells her to "go away". In response, Oto covers Airi with her jacket and hugs her. Before passing-out again, Airi tells Oto to not "hurt Haruto's feelings." Haruto arrives and carries Airi to the entrance. Having finally remembered what she said, Haruto apologizes to her "for not responding" prior.
- Airi Maya
- Haruto Kaguragi
- Issa Narumiya (Mentioned)
- Kaito Taira
- Oto Edogawa
- Sugimaru Eibi (Mentioned)
- Tenma Hase (Mentioned)
- A few words were omitted for Viz's volume edition, for example "I'm taking you" to "I'll carry you."
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