|Morning Dew Girl|
|Romaji||Asatsuyu no Shōjo|
|Air Date||September 15, 2012|
On October 24th of 2024, the newly-married couple Kirito and Asuna meets with their guild leader, Heathcliff at the Knights of the Blood Headquarters to ask for some time off to recover from the ordeal involving with Kuradeel, as well as due to distrust of their guild. Heathcliff allows them with the expectation that they will return to the frontlines sooner or later. The next following day, Kirito and Asuna start their honeymoon in their own house on the Village of «Coral» in the 22nd floor. Kirito ask Asuna if their relation will continue in the real world. In response to this question, Asuna tell Kirito that her feelings for him are real and when they return, she will find him and fall in love with him once again.
A few days later, Kirito decides to take Asuna to the woods to play. Along the way, Asuna manages to convince Kirito to carry her on his shoulders by pointing out that it's just the two of them there as they walk and play for a while until encounter other players. Embarassed that other players saw them in that state, Kirito runs away as quickly as he can while still carrying Asuna. When they reach the grove, Kirito starts telling Asuna about the rumors he heard about of a wandering ghost of the hunted monsters roaming around in the forest at night. While Kirito tells the story, Asuna gets speechless as she witness a white child figure walking in the woods. After Asuna alert Kirito about the child presence, the child suddenly collapses in front of them. Kirito approaches and notices that it's a little girl which fell unconscious. After deciding to bring her back to their home to rest, they both find it strange that the child does not have any visible cursor of any kind.
The next day, the girl wakes up and they learn that her name is Yui, however Yui does not seem to remember anything else, neither what she was doing in the forest nor where her parents is. Both Kirito and Asuna try to introduce themselves to Yui and are taking care not to upset her. However Yui seem to have difficulty pronouncing their name, so Kirito ask Yui what she rather call them. After a few moments thinking, Yui starts stating Kirito as ‘papa’ and Asuna as ‘mama’. Once Yui fell asleep after having lunch, Asuna talk with Kirito about what their next action should be. From the looks of Yui current clothing, Kirito and Asuna considers checking the 1st floor. So they agree that when Yui wakes up, they will try visiting the «Town of Beginnings» for any sign of Yui’s family or guardian.
At October 31th; Kirito carry Yui on his back and went with Asuna to the 1st floor. When they arrive on the teleport platform at the «Town of Beginnings», Yui replies that she doesn’t recognize anything when Kirito ask her. So they proceed to the market area, they notice that there're almost no players in the streets and while wondering why, they hear some screams and hurry to investigate.
When they arrive at the scene, they witness a bespectacled female player name «Sasha» trying to save the children who were being harassed by the «Army» players. They were arguing about some unpaid taxes, and the «Army» members were demanding Sasha and the children to strip off their clothing and leave all their equipment as payment to them. Kirito and Asuna jump into the action to help. While leaving Kirito to take care of Yui, Asuna punishes the group leader of the «Army» players; no harm can be done to the players as they were in the city boundary, and Asuna was making full use of the emitting knockback effect of the sword skills. After driving off the opposing players, the children gather around Asuna to thank her.
Suddenly, Yui starts muttering about some things related to everyone's hearts; stating that she didn’t came from the 1st floor but from a much darker place. Yui starts panicking and a huge glitch-like phenomena occurs. After Yui cries out, she falls from Kirito’s back and Asuna manages to catch her before she hits the ground. Yui falls unconscious, leaving Kirito and Asuna to only wonder what happened amongst themselves.
- Adapted from Sword Art Online Light Novel Volume 02 & Sword Art Online Light Novel Volume 01 Chapter 17