While Shirayuki goes back to work at the castle, Zen is pressured by Prince Izana and Lord Haruka to hold a ball as many women seek to marry him. Zen refuses but eventually decides to have a marriage interview. Soon everyone in the castle discovers the news, including Shirayuki causing her to become worried but tries to hide her fears. However unknown to anyone, Zen has a secret marriage interview with Kiki to help avoid the subject in the future. While Zen and Kiki are together they reflect on their past, including how Zen, Kiki and Mitsuhide first met. Eventually after the interview, Zen learns from Obi that Shirayuki discovered the interview but wasn't aware he was with Kiki and leaves to find her. Zen finds Shirayuki and assures her of the situation. Later that night, Zen is visited by Prince Izana where he reveals he intends to take a wife, but informs Zen that the subject of marriage will eventually be brought up again. Zen reaffirms his relationship with Shirayuki to Izana, once again telling his brother she is the one he will marry. Izana gives his blessings towards Zen, finally accepting his relationship with Shirayuki.