Mikan meets Bear's owner, Kaname, who has to create souls for dolls he makes. Mikan takes an instant liking to him. Mikan is concerned that Natsume has been avoiding her lately, but she tries not to let it bother her. It is revealed that Kaname makes dolls because he grew up without any friends. It also revealed that he suffers from a physical illness similar to Natsume, and is frequently hospitalized. Kaname's closeness with Bear inspires Mikan to put a bigger effort to befriend Bear, even though it still rejects her.