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Sugary Days 5 (シュガーリィ・デイズ5, Shugāryi Deizu 5?), released at COMITIA 110 on November 23, 2014, is the 14th Material Edition written by Kunori Fumio. The story is a direct sequel to 16.9. As of this material edition, the Forest Home series was officially given the name Sugary Days.
On October 25, 2024, at precisely 17:19, Kirito and Asuna celebrated the one-day anniversary of their marriage in their log house. After a long and passionate kiss, the boy began thinking about current situation on the front line and how their absence might have affected the clearing group. Sensing Kirito's unease, the girl attempted to calm him, without realising that her words sounded alluring. Although Asuna attempted to correct the misunderstanding, Kirito placed his lips on her nape and, while recalling the conversation about power lines from before, hugged his beloved tight. Sensing that Kirito was feeling uneasy again, Asuna returned the embrace, uttering his name in a soothing voice.
Later that day, Kirito and Asuna had dinner, during which Kirito expressed a desire for sashimi. As Asuna was reluctant to eat raw fish that no longer seemed fresh, the boy suddenly had an idea of how to solve the issue. He decided to discard his barely used «Two-Handed Sword» skill in favour of «Fishing». The girl agreed with the notion without hesitation, adding that having at least one Life-type skill would be a good for him.
While sitting on the rocking chairs and drinking coffee after the meal, Asuna suddenly mentioned the expensive table they had seen that day, wondering whether they could find its creator, «Mahokl», as she wished to order a custom-made rocking chair that would enable her and Kirito to sit side-by-side. With Kirito's approval, she sent a message to Argo, asking her to help find Mahokl. Meanwhile, apologizing is his mind, Kirito erased the Two-Handed Sword skill from his skill list.
The next morning, Kirito and Asuna arrived at Zumfut, the main town of the 3rd Floor of Aincrad, where, according to Argo's information, they could find Mahokl. At the woodcrafter's workshop, they met a small female player, who was cutting a log. Seeing the result of the work, Kirito and Asuna gave an applause, which made the crafter notice them.
- The date in part 3 is incorrectly labelled as October 25 in the story itself, despite it taking place the day after Material Editions 11-13.