Taking place three years prior to main events, Akitaru, still a regular firefighter, attends a scene of a fire, and is accompanied by the 3rd Special Fire Brigade. The Fire Officers discuss gaining points for purifying the Flame Human, and deciding to go for the more aggressive one than the quiet one, as it'll be more fun. Akitaru argues the Fire Officers are treating the situation like a game, and that they should split up in order to purify both Flame Humans, but to no avail. Instead, he decides upon himself to take care of the purification, stealing a Seven-Style Fire Fighting Battleaxe from the 3rd's Matchbox to do the job. As he walks in, Takehisa walks toward him, commenting on his common frustration with the way the 3rd handled the situation, and joined Akitaru to purify the Flame Human. As they confront the stagnate Flame Human, they both agree that praying and baptism is important in purifying a Flame Human so that they at least get some sort of salvation. Takehisa aims his baptized gun while Akitaru prays, and before ending its life, Takehisa remembers the words of his dear friend. Afterward, Akitaru states they'll get into a lot of trouble for passing the restricted tape by the Special Fire Brigade, but both are fine with the punishment as they feel they served justice. Akitaru then speaks about his desire to create a Special Fire Brigade.