Nenene receives two Christmas party invitations, the first of which she discards as being sent by a lunatic. The sisters talk her into accepting the second invitation, to the 10th annual Young Writer's Award reception (Nenene had been the inaugural recipient of the reward). After dodging loopy authors and snotty editors, Nenene announces she has begun work on her new novel. When they return home, the Paper Sisters reveal they sent the first invitation: a "birthday" party for the three of them. They tell Nenene about their first meeting, two years ago to the day, in an abandoned church in Hong Kong. The young Dokusensha agents, Michelle and Maggie, take in Anita, whom they find starving in the church. After the sisters fall asleep, Nenene gets to working on her novel.