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Hilda is feeding Beelzebub with a bottle of milk inside Oga’s home. The milk boils to the point that the bottle begins to crack until it explodes. Reading a Shōnen Jump magazine on his bed, Oga is distracted by the spilled milk on the floor, seemingly boiling instantly despite the room temperature returning to normal. Hilda deduces that the heat, now instead of leaving his body, is raising his internal temperature to an extreme. Beelzebub puts his pacifier back on and makes a stern face while holding two fingers up to Oga and Hilda. Hilda sees this as Beelzebub claiming to be okay and praises him. Suddenly, Beelzebub begins performing a spectacular display of Shadowboxing. Oga finds Beelzebub’s behavior strange. Hilda picks Oga’s arm up and notices that the Zebub seal has disappeared. Suddenly Beelzebub collapses.
Beelzebub is sent to rest on Oga’s bed with a towel over his forehead. Hilda explains to Oga that the situation at hand is worse than she thought, telling him that the Zebub seal has disappeared so that Beelzebub can no longer draw out any demonic energy. Hilda thinks that the fever was likely caused by this severed link as well. Oga becomes joyful, knowing that he won’t be electrocuted by Beelzebub anymore. Seeing Hilda, he tries to hide his face to prevent her from noticing his lack of will to take care of Beelzebub. Oga begins asking Hilda many questions on what to do with Beelzebub, then proclaims that it doesn’t matter what they do with him as Beelzebub won’t die, being the Demon King. Irritated, Hilda angrily responds that she doesn’t know. Oga is confused at Hilda’s frustration. Then he realizes that he might be able to go beyond fifteen meters away from Beelzebub. He tries to confirm this with Hilda, to which Hilda throws him out his window, sensing Oga’s lack of will to take care of Beelzebub. Standing on the window sill, she tells Oga to get out and never to come back.
Walking on the street, Oga is annoyed of Hilda telling her to “get out” of his own home. At the same time, however, he is relieved by the fact that he is no longer responsible for taking care of Beelzebub. Meanwhile, back at Oga’s home, Hilda makes a promise to Beelzebub to protect him with her life. Oga spots Aizawa, whom greets him and delivers a fast kick to Oga’s face, sending him crashing into a pile of garbage. Aizawa taunts Oga for his weakness and claims he can’t even fight Tōjō. Bruised, Oga stands up and asks Aizawa who he is. At Oga’s home, Beelzebub is still resting while Hilda seems to have disappeared.