|December 31st at the Yotsuba Main House.
Tatsuya, Miyuki, Ayako, Fumiya, Yuuka and Katsushige are gathered at a dinner table and are waiting for Maya to arrive. Tatsuya is pondering over the change in his treatment when Maya arrives.
Maya takes her place and greets the six attendees and has them take their seats and the first course is served.
One the meal was finished, Maya gets straight to the point and addresses Miyuki, Fumiya, Yuuka and Katsushige. Maya states that they are the last four candidates in the Yotsuba succession and tomorrow she will name her successor but, with regards to their feelings, she wanted to tell them in advance at this meeting.
Fumiya asks for permission to speak and upon receiving it, announces he wishes to withdraw from the succession and instead support Miyuki’s nomination instead.
Following Fumiya, Yuuka also asks for permission to speak and then withdraws her candidacy in favour of Miyuki’s nomination instead.
Maya is amused by the proceedings and playfully asks if she’s not allowed to choose her own successor.
Fumiya quickly opposes this sentiment and Ayako explains that it was their opinion to withdraw but their father finally came around and has agreed to wholly support the withdrawal at this point. Maya asks if this decision was over the last couple of days, subtly referencing the events leading up to the arrival of the Shiba siblings and Fumiya confirms it.
Maya then turns to Yuuka for her explanation and she explains it is both because they wish to have a record of supporting the next heads candidacy and because the Tsukuba are falling behind the other families, meaning in combat strength. Maya comments combat strength isn’t everything and comments the Tsukuba seem to favour Miyuki. Miyuki replies that she agrees with Maya, that combat strength isn’t everything.
Maya then turns to Katsushige and asks his stance. Katsushige confirms the Shibata family has no objection to Miyuki becoming the next head, confirming it’s a family decision. Katsushige then asks for something in exchange for giving up his candidacy, making it clear it is a request and not a deal.
Katsushige then asks for permission to marry Kotona.
This visually shocks Fumiya and Yuuka.
Maya confirms he means his Guardian from the Bard Series and comments she has a modified body so isn’t really suitable for being a legal wife. Maya then asks why not simply keep her as a mistress, but Katsushige makes it clear he wants Kotona by his side. Maya states she has no desire to tear lovers apart, while looking directly at Miyuki, and agrees to the request.
The matter settled, Maya tells Miyuki she will be the next head of the Yotsuba family and is fortunate to be supported by all present. Miyuki accepts.