None so deaf as those who will not hear.
Since the incident with Cartaphilius, Elias has locked himself in his bedroom and refuses to see anybody. Silver, the fairy landlady, pushes Chise and Ruth out of the house with instructions to go shopping. On their way to town they meet Angelica who is concerned that Chise has become dependent on Elias. Chise realises Angelica is right. Chise enters Elias’s room, finding that he is stuck in his inhuman form. Chise decides to stay with him all night. The next morning Elias has disappeared so Chise and Ruth try to find him...