This is the third volume in the series and the spotlight now moves from the main Mitou family to the branch family. Although the story itself is independent of the main story, it’s impossible to understand all the jargons unless you have read the first two volumes. The main couple is Genma (the paper master) and Himi, the paper puppet. The story is extremely straightforward. Genma’s father died with one death wish – for Himi to protect the family at all costs. Himi was Genma’s father Seima‘s paper puppet and he wanted to fulfill Seima’s wish. Realizing this fact, Waki gave Himi to Genma after Seima’s death on condition that (1) Genma would inherit the family business and would receive requests from the main family, and (2) he would grant Himi’s wish, a.k.a. to protect the Mitou branch family at all costs. Genma himself had strong kotodama powers and he used that power to obtain land by force illegally. Genma agreed to Waki’s terms and inherited both the branch family as well as his father’s paper doll Himi. One day, he saw Himi using his powers as a paper doll to heal a child for Dr. Namai. Genma was furious and cursed Dr. Namai such that the latter’s arm became crooked and paralyzed. At the same time, he also stripped Himi naked (in front of both the patient – a young girl but she seemed unconscious and Dr. Namai who was screaming in pain). He then raped Himi. Since then, he basically just coerced Himi into all kinds of sexual orgies and would not let Himi sleep with clothes on. Himi could not understand why Genma was so "cruel" to him and touched and had sex with him even when Genma was not injured. He naturally came to the conclusion that Genma hated him. In the meantime, Genma seemed to maintain an intimate relationship with his partner at work – Chidori. She was the daughter of a yakuza and she and Genma were constantly being threatened because they were engaged in dangerous land dealings. One day, she brought a severely injured Genma home and Himi started to wonder what relationship Chidori had with Genma. After that incident, Genma decided that it would be better for Himi to follow him to work such that he could get healed immediately should he be seriously wounded again. While waiting in the car, someone told Himi to move the car. Himi went to find Genma to tell him to move the car but ended up getting lost himself. The rain was beating hard and since he was made out of paper, he was weak in the rain and he fainted. When he woke up, he was in a love hotel and Genma was blowdrying him. Unlike usual, Genma’s body was freezing cold. Apparently he had been searching for Himi in the rain as well. Himi really could not understand why Genma would embarrase him with all the sexual orgies and yet search for him so hard and long in the rain. He thought Genma hated him but it turned out Genma loved him. He loved him too much he could not control his own sexual desires. He fell in love with Himi way back when he was still a child. Then, his father was obsessed with Himi and would not let anyone touch or even see Himi. Genma though secretly watched Himi and when he fell in a pit and got injured, Himi kissed him to try to heal his wounds. Seima saw it all and that’s why he expelled Genma and his mother from the family. However, his father was dead and he could keep Himi all to himself. Still, his father would haunt him in his dreams and said that Himi belonged to him. While Himi understood that Genma did not hate him but liked him, there was still the Chidori problem. So when he was in the office with Chidori alone, he had the opportunity to get a reassurance from Chidori that nothing happened between him and her. In fact, Chidori hated men because when she was young, she was raped by men from her fathers’ enemies. She could be friends with Genma because Genma did not have "sexual desire" toward her. Nanya adds: But of course as Genma ONLY had eyes on Himi 🙄 All seemed to turn out well, except for the fact that Dr. Namai was back for revenge. Since Genma cursed him, he had to give up being a doctor and he was left without any means to survive. Desperate, he tried to stab Genma but Himi protected him and got stabbed instead. At that moment, Genma said Himi was a fool to get injured in his place. However, Himi said that should be his line. Then, Himi recalled what Chidori said to him earlier – that love is when you value another person before your own life. Himi realized he loved Genma, but it was a little too late as he began to vanish, leaving behind only snow of paper fragments.