Reinhardt and Dexia were on their way from the underworld to the surface world, escaping from FÜNF’s attack. They met a girl at the sacred tree.
The girl was looking at the sacred tree. Her appearance was as if she was listening to the voices of the dead.
"Where do you come from?"
Her gaze turned to Dexia.
"I'm ...... already dead. I used to be in the Twelve Sacred Knights, but that was a long time ago."
"I see. I feel remorse from you, and a tragic determination. The future path ahead of you will be very, very painful, I think so."
"Oh, I'm okay with that. Why are you here?"
"Because the sacred tree was making a lot of noise. ...... This is where the souls of the world gather. Now, in this world, lives are being lost. I am now going to the Eternal to confirm it and to stop it."
Reinhardt, who until then had only been watching, looked at Aska and made a curious face.
"I sense another spirit in you. Something like The Ethereal King in me."
"It is as if there is a part of me that I don't know about. I don't know if it is the will of the world. But as long as it appears, I cannot control it."
Reinhardt said as if he had made up his mind.
"You, Asuka. Will you take Dexia to Eternal? He has work to do at Eternal. Besides, you, who can see souls, will be able to help Dexia’s spirit body. The surface world is a harsh environment for spirits. I hope you will do your part to watch over him. I'm going after him, because I have unfinished business."
"Reinhardt? Don't tell me you plan to fight FÜNF alone?"
"I'm just trying to buy time. Either way, if he comes after us, we'll have to fight him. I have a feeling, he is in the underground fighting arena right now. If we leave him alone, he will become an obstacle. If you go to the Eternal, something will change. And when that happens, you will send help. I won't be alone, the spirits will help me."
Reinhardt says the last part as if it were a given.
"Well, I'm not in the mood for this."