Now that she is able to experience the outside world, Yuuki’s daily life is more rewarding than it’s ever been before. She spends her days in ALO enjoying cookouts and quests with numerous other players. In the real world, she attends classes with Asuna and the others, and even joins them on trips to Kyoto. Then one day, as the month of March is nearing its end and the cherry blossom buds begin to bloom Asuna receives an email.