Chapter 6 (Hotarubi no Tomoru Koro ni)
Takano advises that the family collect water from the basin at the front of the village. However, she warns them to not consume anything growing in the village, citing the dogs she killed and someone she once knew who changed into vicious creatures after eating Hirasaka's food. Takano then takes her leave and mentions how happy she was to survive as long as she has and hopes to meet the Tadamura family again. Shortly afterward, Nobuteru succumbs to his injuries and dies.