Ep 12 – “Twelfth Decay” / “Dai tō to futa (jūni) wa” (第悼と腐堕話)
Kaori and Akira meet up with Natsuno who shows them the bite marks on his neck and tells them to leave the village, fearing that they would get attacked. But Akira and Kaori refuse to do so. Realizing that they won’t listen, Natsuno tells them to stay away from him saying that the next time they see him he won’t be his own self anymore. Later Toru shows up at Natsuno’s house, hesitating to attack him. Natsuno confronts him and questions on why they can’t coexist and persuades Toru to leave the village with him. Toru tells him that the hunger is unbearable and he can’t take it. Natsuno then attempts to stake him, but immediately stops, realizing he can’t kill his friend and offers him to suck his blood. Toru refuses but seeing as he can’t resist the massive thirst, attacks Natsuno. Later Tatsumi orders Megumi to attack Kaori’s father. Natsuno’s father meets Seijirou and tells him that he believes nothing is wrong with the village. Meanwhile Natsuno grows weaker and weaker with anemia, with the frequent visitation of Kaori and Akira who later put up protective charms and seals around Natsuno’s room. After taking down the seals, Natsuno’s father is convinced that the village is evil and forbades Kaori and Akira from seeing Natsuno saying that he’ll take care of Natsuno in their place. After they leave he throws them away. Later, Kaori and Akira’s father encounters Megumi as she prepares to bite him. Natsuno’s father opens up a window and tells Natsuno that he’d check up on him later and leaves. Outside Natsuno’s window, Toru is seen waiting to attack Natsuno.