Just off the Chuo Expressway, north of Mount Fuji, the hazy skyline of the suicide forest extends for miles. When the SPR team is called to investigate the alluring nightmare of Aokigahara, it’s difficult to keep track of the forest’s lore while ignoring the forest’s lure.
Jude tries to hide her arrow wound, but her plans backfire when the blade was poisoned. Cardan is angered by her never-ending lies and secrets, especially now that they're getting her seriously hurt. Tired of being left in the dark when they are supposed to be working together, Cardan and Jude fight, talk, and come to a realization about what they really mean to one another.
Takes place sometime during The Wicked King, before Jude is taken by the Under Sea.
Mostly Jude's First Person POV