Mei is in shock to see Shinobu there. She wonders why is he there. After Mei called his name, Shinobu says that it has been a long time since someone called him by that name. Mei asks him where Rihito is and why is he pretending to be Rihito. Mei is surprised when Shinobu tells her that Rihito will come there soon. “But before that, I want to ask Mei-ojousama to come and chat with Shiori-ojousama. Please come with me..” Surprised Mei asks if Shiori is there. Shinobu says that she is, and right now, she is very healthy. “From that day on, she never even once, gotten a cold.” Mei remembers the time when Shiori wounded her eyes because no one needs her anymore. Mei exclaims how can that be possible for if Shinobu didn’t say that lie, Shiori would have not.. “Do you want to seize Shiori-ojousama that much?!” Shinobu asks, “Seizing Shiori-ojousama?” Mei angrily says that is right because didn’t he tell that to her grandfather. Shinobu tells her that it seems she is misunderstanding something. “What I have asked isn’t Shiori-ojousama herself, but rather, her life.” Mei asks what the difference is. Shinobu says that it is different. “For what I want — as a butler serving Shiori-ojousama, is ‘the right to make her happy throughout her life’.” Mei is surprised and asks why would he still..and it is because of his lie that Shiori lost her eyes. Shinobu smiles and tells her to relax. “With this, Shiori-ojousama’s eyes will no longer be polluted by this dirty world. Shiori-ojousama is currently living an incomparably happy life.” Mei angrily says that he can actually calmly say such a thing.
To Mei’s surprise, Shinobu says that it is because Shiori-ojousama is currently together with her beloved butler, Shibata Rihito. Wondering what’s going on, Mei asks him if he had once again taken [/kidnap] Rihito. Shinobu says, “That Shibata Rihito.. Wasn’t it four years ago when you took him away from Shiori-ojousama’s side? *change voice* And this Shibata Rihito..will absolutely not betray Shiori-ojousama.” Mei is surprised at how Shinobu managed to copy Rihito’s voice, expression and actions. She wonders if this is how Shinobu always pretended to be Rihito. Shinobu tells her that right now, Shiori’s memories stopped from when she was 13 years old - the time when Shibata Rihito is still her butler. So, about the academy, ‘Shinobu’ and of course about Mei, Shiori has totally forgotten all about it. “I ask you to please do not destroy Shiori-ojousama’s beautiful dream this time around.” Mei tells him that is a fake world and does he think that Shiori will truly happy with this. Shinobu asks back, “Then, do you consent on giving Shibata Rihito back to Shiori-ojousama?” Mei stutters and couldn’t answer him. Shinobu says, “That’s right. In the end, you still cannot do anything. You basically have no plans on sincerely helping Shiori-ojousama and yet, here you are, talking about some principles. I really won’t even dare compliment about your conduct. *smiles* Come, it’s this way.” After a pause, Mei asks Shinobu if this is really okay. “Since within Shiori-ojousama’s memories, there is no you.. Won’t you also feel lonely..?” Shinobu says no, on contrary, one should say that he is happier [about this]. Mei asks, “..happy..?” Turning away from her, Shinobu says that it is because he can do this [show Shiori affection] out in the open. Mei looks surprised at him. Then, Shinobu apologizes for blurting out a secret and tells Mei that they are here.