This volume of Shoujo Kakumei Utena explores the backgrounds of two of the very-much-supporting (even third-tier) characters of Mitsuru -- Nanami's worshipper -- and Wakaba -- Utena's best friend. The Black Rose strikes again, tempting these two characters with the lure of creating a world in which their deepest desires come to life.
Wakaba's two-episode arc is one of the highlights of the series. Her struggles as the "best friend of the heroine" is heart-tuggingly tragic, as Wakaba seems to know instinctively that she is not the main character in this or any other story. However, for two episodes, the focus is taken off Utena and the duels and put onto this lone, normal girl, adrift in the miasma of Ohtori Academy. Everything is thrown into a different light when you start to wonder just why the duels, the Rose Bride, and Utena seem to affect every aspect of life at Ohtori Academy.