Late at night, Grey is lying face down in bed, thinking about how all of her fellow Black Bulls are improving their combat and social skill. She believes that she needs to change for the better as well. Even though she no longer constantly stays in her creepy, hulking form, she wants to feel more comfortable in her true form.
The next morning, Grey runs up to Noelle Silva and asks her to take her on as a student and help her learn to have the same poise and assertiveness that Noelle has as a royal. Noelle, flattered by Grey's praise, agrees to help. They head outside and Noelle has Grey undergo a few exercises to teach her to not get flustered when people look at her, but no matter what Noelle tries, Grey fails to not cover her face whenever Noelle looks at her.
Gordon Agrippa comes out from behind a tree and offers to help. He believes that being looked at by actual people is too much for Grey, so he has her practice with the lifeless stares of his creepy dolls. Noelle agrees that a baby step like this is a good idea. After assuring Grey that he and Noelle would not look, Gordon mimics the voices of the Black Bulls to make Grey's practice with the dolls more realistic. However, Grey is still extremely uncomfortable. She tries to be like Noelle, but transforms into Noelle on reflex, defeating the purpose of the exercise. After Grey changes back to normal, Noelle tells her to maintain the Noelle mentality in her true form. Grey gives it a try, but it does not work out. Gordon suggests that she try mimicking Asta instead. It goes well at first, but Grey is unable to keep it up for long. Noelle and Gordon concede that they have done all that they can.
Grey goes back inside, transforms into Gauche Adlai and goes to speak with the real Gauche. When he asks why she is walking around as him, she replies that she would like to learn confidence from him. At first, Gauche refuses, but after Grey offers to do a favor for him in return, he agrees to help on the condition that Grey transforms into Marie Adlai and reads a script of cute quotes to him.
Grey and Gauche go outside and Gauche surrounds her with a dome of mirrors, each one containing his reflection. Grey is terrified of so many pairs of eyes looking at her, but tries to power through it. She cannot handle it, though. A butterfly flies through the mirror dome and the reflections of the butterfly put Grey into a trance. Gauche commands her to have the carefree mentality of a turtle. He takes her into town and she seems to be handling being around so many people well. Gauche tells her to fulfill her end of the deal and transform into Marie and recite the lines he wrote for her. She does this, but gets scared back to her true form when Gauche tries to hug her. The hypnosis has also worn off.
Gauche tells her to just stay in her other form, but Grey does not want to because it would not be the real her. Gauche refuted this by telling her that she is still Grey, no matter what form she takes.
At the Blue Rose base, Charlotte Roselei is battling against her subordinates, defeating them with little to no effort. Sol Marron praises Charlotte for her skill, but Charlotte believes that she is still not strong enough for the upcoming war with the Spade Kingdom. Charlotte, seeing that her subordinates are all exhausted, decides it is time to take a break. The members of the Blue Rose Squad have a nice little picnic lunch and lament not getting much free time lately, but still have a strong resolve to get stronger for the upcoming war. Charlotte is happy that the members of her Squad are so enthusiastic and believes it is probably because she eased the restrictions on fraternizing with men.
The girls start talking about their boyfriends, making Charlotte and Sol uncomfortable. Puli Angel asks Charlotte if there has been any progress in her quest for romance with Yami Sukehiro. This embarrasses Charlotte and she demands the girls discuss something else. Charlotte had been planning to give Yami a gift and ask him to dinner, but she chickened out. Sol claims that Charlotte would never be reduced to being a man's arm candy and Charlotte states that the war with Spade should be everyone's focus right now. Puli insists that the upcoming war is exactly why they all need extra love in their lives. Puli believes that the war is the perfect opportunity for romance to bloom.
Charlotte tells them to forget romance and that if they do not shape up, they will all die in the upcoming war. She declares the break over and demands that they get back to training. Charlotte has Sol, Puli, Selena, and Galgaria attack her all at once. Despite their efforts, Charlotte still beats them all easily.
After training concluded, the Blue Rose Knights came up with a plan to get stronger while also getting Yami and Charlotte together. They propose to Charlotte that the Blue Roses have a joint training session with the Black Bulls. Charlotte agrees to see about making the arrangements. Marx Francois contacts Charlotte to confirm that she will be attending the next Captain's meeting, which she says she will.
By the time of the Captain's meeting, Charlotte tries asking Yami about the joint training session, but trips into Yami's arms, causing her to get flustered and run away.
Marx informs Julius Novachrono that all the Captains, with the exception of Charlotte, have arrived for the meeting. Marx informs Julius that Charlotte mentioned her squad was hoping to train with the Black Bulls. This gives Julius an idea, to have all the Captains fight each other so as to restore the peoples faith in the Magic Knights and increase morale among the squads.
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