- March 26, 2009
- ISBN 978-404715-208-3
- March 29, 2011
- ISBN 978-031608-954-8
Mikuru had performed well enough to "conquer the world" in Haruhi's words, drawing the attention of a shadowy high-flying fight promoter. He wanted her to participate in a match against the current champion, Yuki Nagato. If Mikuru won, the SOS Gym would receive funding, but she would have to move away from Haruhi.
Mikuru was left with mixed feelings. Haruhi wanted her to win the match, going a place where Haruhi, herself a former boxer, had failed at. However, Mikuru wanted them to go ahead together. She recalled her dreams of "another world" in which the SOS Brigade existed.
She faced Yuki, doing poorly early on, as she hadn't really decided if she wanted to win or not. Haruhi shouted at her to do better. The two competitors clashed head-on, leaving one of them seriously injured...
Back in the real word, Mikuru told the rest of the Brigade that she woke up at this point.
Back in the dream, it turns out Mikuru lost. Yuki had used an impossible dodge, causing Mikuru to wonder if "divine intervention" had decided the match, and revealed that she hadn't actually wanted to win. Mikuru was happy despite the loss, as she would be able to stay with Haruhi.