The group finally finds out the truth about Ōto. It was a game all along, a virtual reality simulator. Back in the "real world" they remember how they got there in the first place, and later on, the reason behind Seishiro's schemes.
Upon waking up, Syaoran is inside a "Dream Capsule" (Looks very much like the angel eggs in Angelic Layer or Mokona's transportation in Magic Knight Rayearth.) and outside is Fay waiting for him, alive. Fay explains to him the truth about Ōto: the world the group arrived to wasn't actually Ōto, but Edonis. Their landing was on the Fairy Park, a huge amusement park. One of its biggest attractions is a MMORPG simulator (massive multiplayer online RPG) which was Ōto.
Syaoran wonders why they can't remember how they arrived to Edonis, right then one of the game's designers appears, Chitose. She explains to him that to increase the gamers' experience, their memory is erased temporarily to the people who play the first time. This causing them the sensation they are "actually" inside the world. Now Syaoran is able to remember what happened: once they arrived to the Fairy Park, a welcome committee of cute girls placed them inside their capsules and sent them to Ōto as beginner players, not giving them a choice to object.
But why is Syaoran still carrying the Hien sword if he left Ōto? Chitose asks Syaoran what does he knows about the person who is interfering in the system, and begs him to tell her anything he can, because the World of Ōto and the players still inside are in grave danger, Edonis itself tearing apart.
Still in Ōto, Kurogane keeps destroying demons while Mokona is confused by the power everywhere flowing all around Ōto. They find Ryū-ō and the others, planning on returning to the Fairy Park; and he's bleeding which is impossible in the virtual world of Ōto, when they disappear from Ōto.
Now Seishirō controls the Fairy Park, also he has control over the demons of Ōto, and is turning Ōto into reality. The demons have been transferred to the Fairy Park, where they keep still out of control and keep on destroying everything. Kurogane, Sakura, Mokona, Ryū-ō, Sōma, Kusanagi and Yuzuriha also returned to Edonis. (Sakura returned with Syaoran in the anime).
Kurogane is after Seishirō. He asks him if he killed Fay, and what happened to Syaoran (still believing that they're dead) and decides to fight him.
Seishirō fights him with his crow-sword, while fighting the gamers along with Syaoran and Fay appear to them. He notices Kurogane's curse, but Kurogane keeps on fighting him. Then Mokona interrupts them carrying a note from Yuuko.
Kurogane now realizes that they're still alive, Seishirō salutes them. As Mokona closes by, he can no longer hide the power that he used to transform Ōto therefore bringing it into reality: it's one of Sakura's feathers. Syaoran tries to climb up where Seishirō is at, and then the I-1 demon appears who is no other than Oruha, CLOVER's singer.
Oruha had spread false rumors about Seishirō, making them believe that he was another demon, altered the NPCs behavior so they wouldn't give out any information regarding this. Oruha used her position as a singer in CLOVER to gain information from hunters and get close to the I-1, guessing that she defeated it to become the new I-1. Syaoran understands why he couldn't perceive the demons' aura: they were nothing but data and they weren't living beings.
In the anime Oruha tells Seishirō that if he wanted to meet her so badly, he should have entered the game and become a player like anybody else, but he replies he had no time for this. Seishirō asks her if that is her real self, she replies "no". Seishirō knows that the I-1 demon can grant eternal life, so he asks her if her real name is "Subaru". Once again she replies "no", and denies to know anything regarding the "twin vampires".
It's revealed that Oruha is one of the founders of the Fairy Park, same as Chitose, and the "eternal life" is nothing more than just defeating the most powerful demon, being invincible and immortal in Ōto, which means to have "unlimited life". Seishirō then realizes that he was after a wrong clue, and decides to leave as soon as possible. Syaoran won't let him leave with Sakura's feather, because even if it's not his, it's something very important to Sakura.
He strikes at him, but Seishirō is already leaving with the power of his eye. He then proceeds to his new destiny, telling Syaoran to become stronger, because they will meet again.
After Seishirō leaves, there is no more reason for the group to stay. So Mokona transports hem to the next world, saying goodbye to their former party members in the game.
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