October 2024. On his way back from having cleared the 74th floor from the
front lines, Kirito acquires some ""ragout rabbit"" - an S-Level rare food.
But since he has done nothing to increase his cooking skills, it's a mere waste in Kirito's hands. Having no other choice, he tries to sell it to Egil, at whose shop he runs into Asuna. Hearing that Asuna has mastered her cooking skills, Kirito asks her to cook the rare food for him.
Agreeing in return for half of the ragout rabbit, Asuna invites Kirito to her own room, as she needs her cooking utensils.