As old charades end and new ones begin, the intricate system of secrets and lies holding the Alliance together threatens to collapse like a house of cards-not that Akiterus noticed. Hes been a bit preoccupied with Iroha, who he cant help seeing in a new light. It would figure, then, that his uncle would pick now to show up. So long as hes around, Akiterus going to have to work double-time to sell the angle that he and Mashiro are a real fake couple. Dealt this bum hand by fate, can Aki come up with the perfect bluff, or will he fold? Can any gambit survive intact while Irohas a player?