Memories of Blood
In real life Sinon is a high school student named Shino Asada. Because of an incident from her childhood, Shino is traumatized by the sight of guns. What kind of incident was it...?
Kikuoka recruits Kirito to investigate GGO. To lure Death Gun into targeting him, Kirito hopes to enter Bullet of Bullets (BoB), a tournament to decide the most powerful gunman in GGO. But he soon loses his way and catches sight of Sinon.
Guns and Swords
Kirito registers for the BoB tournament. He will be competing in the same block as Sinon, and there's a chance that they'll clash in the final if they both advance. They promise each other to go all-out if they do meet.
One Little Step
Kyoji attacks, intent on ending his own life after first killing Shino. But just in the nick of time, Kazuto bursts through the door and tackles Kyoji. Days later, Kazuto and Shino meet with Kikuoka to hear the facts about the GGO incident.
The Queen of the Lake
The Holy Sword Excalibur has been discovered inside ALO. Hearing the news, Kirito and Leafa make up their minds to take possession of Excalibur before other players get to it first. Summoning the others, they set off for the dungeon.