Days have passed and there are still no clues about Durandal's whereabouts. Aria wants Kinji to check Shirayuki's phone for clues as Durandal usually sends a letter of challenge (in text format) to anyone he targets. Kinji refuses and brings up the subject that Durandal might not be real and could just be nothing but a rumor.
|"You are just like them..."|
Well, I gotta agree on that, Sherlock Holmes is famed for his logical reasoning and his talent in solving mysteries and cases that nobody could ever solve. He was the CSI of his age and Shinichi Kudo (Detective Conan) or Victorique de Blois (Gosick) is more like him than Aria is. So far, Aria haven't solved anything through logical thinking but through using force instead.
|"How do I look, Kin-chan?"|
|"Just for now, look at me..."|
|Shirayuki receives a mysterious text message.|
|"Calm yourself down or I'll shoot you!"|
Kinji heads to the said location and investigates, there he found Shirayuki confronting an unknown person, probably Durandal. But as he tries to save her he was attacked instead and he is frozen in place. No really, the enemy seems to have freezing powers and his arm is frozen solid to the ground. Aria arrives to save the day but she seems to be too late as time has already ran out and the episode ends.
|"Please don't hurt Kin-chan."|
8th Bullet: Durandal
|"Be sure to watch me next time!"|