Asuma runs into sibling drama. Genma wasn’t planning to play family counselor, but his spur of the moment solution surprises them both.
Asuma helps Genma home from the hospital, shares a meal, and stays the night, but they don’t fit together the way they once did, and nothing is quite right.
In a year and a half apart, Asuma’s gained and lost a brotherhood, and Genma’s been promoted and stopped smoking (sort of). But nothing important has changed.
A week after the Guardian Twelve’s attempted coup, Minato returns home with more burdens than just bodies.
Minato answers the Daimyou’s plea for aid, and finds a palace of blood and smoke. Asuma needs to grieve, but Minato needs answers first.