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Natsume, Kitamoto and Nishimura take a trip to an old inn to spend some time doing their homework. Surrounding the inn there is a lake; in which is believed to live a mermaid. Does mermaid blood really give eternal life?

Tropes associate with this episode:

  • Childish Pillow Fight: During the montage, Natsume and his friends engaged in one with pillows and feathers flying everywhere.
  • Delayed Reaction: It takes Natsume a few seconds before he realizes that Nyanko has stowed away in his bag.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: Even though Sasafune has constantly tried to attack Natsume and even wanted to kill Chizu, she did care about Chizu and wanted to be friends with her when she was a little girl.
  • Humans Are Bastards: Sasafune firmly believes this since humans in the past have sought mermaids out for their flesh and blood, which grants them immortality.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Nyanko says that Natsume has bad manners for not offering some chips to him, but when he does offer, Nyanko eats all of them.
  • Identical Grandson: Keiichi's grandson looks just like him. When Chizu first sees him, she's convinced that she made him drink mermaid's blood.
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  • Ill Boy: Keiichi used to be very frail when he was younger. The reason why Chizu wanted to give him some mermaid's blood was so that he wouldn't die.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Chizu spends the entire episode and most of her life thinking that she robbed Keiichi of a normal life by making him drink mermaid's blood.

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