Rena wrote Kaede’s name on the Friendship Ending Staircase. Kaede apologizes to Rena, but she is kidnapped by the Chain Monsters, confirming that the rumor about the staircase was true.
In order to find Kaede and bring her back, Momoko and her companions come up with a strategy to lure out the Chain Monsters.
Yachiyo has joined the group after being asked by Momoko to help them.
Yachiyo claims that Iroha will hinder the operation and refuses to let her participate in the battle with the Chain Monsters.