Asuna logs out of ALO and has dinner with her mother Kyouko Yuuki, who shows high concern for Asuna's education, wanting her to go to college to have a successful career and future husband. Asuna storms out when Kyouko states that Kazuto is an unsuitable husband. In her room, Asuna laments that despite being powerful in the virtual world, she feels powerless in the real world. The next day, Asuna goes to the 24th Floor to meet with Kirito, who shares his first impressions of Zekken. At the island, Asuna discovers that Zekken is actually a girl named Yuuki Konno. During the duel, both Asuna and Yuuki are able to block attacks and land some hits on each other using their original sword skills, but Yuuki stops her assault before having the opportunity to defeat Asuna. Satisfied with the duel, Yuuki then asks Asuna to help her with something.