|Tatsuya and the others from First High to arrive to see the aftermath of the terrorist attack. Miyuki is about to try and help with magic, but Tatsuya stops her saying they should leave it to the experts.
The group search for their parents and upon spotting them the Saegusa twins rush towards them, with Takuma close behind though much calmer. Seeing the situation, with their parents being questioned, Miyuki asks Tatsuya’s opinion and he advises them should watch over the other three for the time being.
Heading over, he stops Izumi from making a scene as she demands to know why their parents are being questioned, having to restrain her to do so. Tatsuya then apologises to the officer and leads the others away, pulling Izumi by her hand to do so.
As the six wait, Tatsuya reflects on the situation, noting the officers around Maya and the others does make them look like suspects. However, he doesn’t care. All that matters is Maya is alive as though Miyuki has been named the next family head, though he could maintain it his own position is not secure without Maya. Though he has allies they cannot be called sponsors. Reflecting that Maya is on a level that is a threat to Tatsuya, but her body is that of a normal person. He’d been prepared to do what was necessary to save her.
As he’s thinking this, Ichijou Masaki arrives and Tatsuya calls him over. Masaki greets Miyuki and she informs him their parents are being questioned. Masaki heads over to the adults whilst Juumonji Katsuto heads over to Tatsuya and the others.
Juumonji greets Tatsuya and tells them the questioning isn’t over, but he came over to update them. He then formally greets Shippou Takuma as it’s their first meeting.
Juumonji then explains the situation. Their parents are all fine but there has been a terrorist bombing, but they are unsure of the target though it appears it may have been the clan conference. Kasumi asks why they are being questioned and Katsuto explains it was because they were present from start to finish, but they are not suspected but wonder if their presence could be a factor.
Tatsuya comments they think like the anti-magic faction and Miyuki asks if she thinks there are Humanists within the officers, but Tatsuya says it’s unlikely as it’s too low key.
Katsuto challenges Miyuki slipping and calling Tatsuya ‘Onii-sama’ but Tatsuya simply states the change in their relationship is new to them so it’s hard to adjust.
Saegusa Tomikazu arrives and upon concluding they have no further questions, Katsuto heads over to Tomikazu, followed by the Saegusa twins.
Miyuki returns the conversation to Tatsuya’s earlier remark and they discuss the possibility of anti-magic sentiments in the police force but Tatsuya says it’s unlikely they’ve been corrupted by policies or ideals of that type at this point but it could be a concern for the future but unless a way to counter magic without magic surfaces, the government would have to act before it reached that point.
Tatsuya then comments that the fallout of this incident will depend on media coverage, but many will likely blame magicians regardless. This saddens Miyuki, as they are all Japanese citizens, and she points out that not all the media will criticise magicians, as was proven back in April. Tatsuya reflects the situation is worse this time but simply states the clans cannot sit idly this time.
Tatsuya ends the conversation by pointing out they have confirmed Maya is alive and well so they can leave. As the Shiba couple and Minami begin to leave, Takuma stops then, and starts to bring up what they were discussing but decides to stop midway and lets the three leave.
Elsewhere, the mastermind Gu Jie was watching the news and celebrated his success. The explosives didn’t set of the alarms as they were considered ‘obsolete’ so the shields didn’t trigger. The zombies he used didn’t get detected either. And as expected the leaders of the Master Clans protected themselves and not others so the casualties hadn’t been curbed, likely being below twenty than the achieved fifty.
The casualties were collateral damage to the attack on the clans, which was the message he desired to send to the masses. His aim to take away their home the way the Yotsuba took away his.