On top of a broken down motorcycle, Michiko must deal with a pair of hit men who've been hired to make sure her next breath - is the last she ever draws.
Michiko tries to gain Hana's trust, but the outlaw's brash behavior - and an attempted ambush by Atsuko - does nothing to set the young girl at ease.
Hana goes to work into a Chinese restaurant to pay for a pair of stolen shoes. Meanwhile, Michiko scours the town in search of Hiroshi.
Michiko delves into the seedy underworld of a scandalous nightclub in search information on Hiroshi, but she may have met her match in the form of an exotic dancer.
Michiko returns to her home town to track down an old friend of Hiroshi's, but the sins of her past are quick to catch up with her - and a quarrel with Hana only makes matters worse.
When Hana is kidnapped, Michiko must go undercover as a bullfighter to thwart an old nemesis and rescue her friend.
Michiko finds herself drawn to a handsome stranger, and Hana - in addition to feeling neglected - must tests her mettle in a showdown with a group of bullies.
Hana thinks she's found Satoshi, but Michiko's investigation reveals their target is nothing more than imposter. Unfortunately, the sadistic henchman watching their every move is the real deal
Frustrated by Michiko's lifestyle, Hana ventures out on her own, where she meets a young circus performer who is hopelessly in love with an older man.
When Michiko is stricken by a terrible fever, Hana does her best to care for her, but the high fees of a quack doctor prove to be heavy burden for the poor girl.
Atsuko struggles to adjust to her demotion until she meets a rebellious young girl who reminds her of Michiko - and all the times they shared together.
Hana experiences an entirely new adventure when a boy named Lenine falls in love with her, but as is often the case, young love is not without its pitfalls.
Michiko believes she's closer than ever to a reunion with Hiroshi, but there's more than one surprise in store for her at the research facility where he once worked.
The adventure draws to a close as Michiko and Hana are finally reunited with Hiroshi, but not everything turns out as expected - and there are agonizing decisions yet to be made.
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