Aaaaaaaand... we're back!
Our dedicated Poppy is job searching, and is inexplicably rejected by a place with impossible standards. While budgeting, she receives a text from Benjamin, and is so distracted that she misses the bus.
We soon see her sitting with Benjamin at the best sliced beef noodle soup joint in Narin City, per Ben. Ben apologizes for stealing her pin and then proceeds to attack Poppy with a barrage of rude and clueless statements. His judgment helps Poppy realize that perhaps she's been doing a bit of judging of her own.
Their conversation is interrupted by a very nosy cockroach, causing Ben to fling his soup all over a mysterious velvet suited person.
We switch scenes to a game hall, where we (breath sigh of relief) see our beloved Tiger boy. He wins against Neko-Chan but returns the money - what was he saving up for before?
Back at the restaurant, the mysterious velvet suited man turns out to be none other than Mr. Rude Waffle House son, only with a clothing upgrade. Real name: Dollar Store Jared Leto/Lizard Person. He comes with backup, and is threatening Poppy and Ben.
The nearby vendors think about intervening, and recall how both of Alice's boys were the only ones who cared about them.
We pull back to Tora smoking outside the game hall, contemplating the hazy sky. His peace is interrupted by the sight of Poppy running full speed at him, yelling, "Run!"
𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗔𝗶𝘀𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗲'𝘀 𝗧𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗰𝗵:
𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗠𝘆𝗿𝗻𝗮'𝘀 𝗞𝗣𝗢𝗣 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗹, 𝗠𝗲𝗺𝗚𝗼𝗲𝘀𝗞𝗣𝗼𝗽!
𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗩𝗲𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗰𝗮'𝘀 𝗳𝗶𝗰 𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝟬𝟯:
𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗠𝗶𝗱𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗣𝗼𝗽𝗽𝘆 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝘁𝗼𝗼𝗻𝘀:
𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗟𝗶𝗹𝘆𝗱𝘂𝘀𝗸 𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻:
𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆𝗧𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗻 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗻:
𝗙𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆𝗧𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘀:
𝗔𝘃𝗮𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗧𝘂𝗯𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗽𝗼𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝘀: 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘆, 𝗔𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲, 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗴𝗹𝗲, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲!