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The chapter begins with Xeno wondering out-loud how the Tsukasa and the other infiltrated his castle. In a short flashback, we see that their tunnel's exit was in the cow's barn, showing that their main source of feed was the yellow dent corn. Using Suika as a distraction and with the help of Gen's trickery, the fighter team makes their way up to Xeno's room, non-fatally taking down the American guards along the way.
Soon, an alarm blares, forcing them to grab Xeno and leave as quickly as possible back through the tunnel. With the guards on their tails, Chrome sets up a bomb to collapse the tunnel behind them, stopping the Americans being able to chase further. He's forced to stay back and ensure the bomb explodes, riding the shock wave using a rocket-shaped sled on rails along with the captured Xeno.
Part way through the tunnel, the sled falls due to a cave-in, leaving Chrome and Xeno trapped in the middle. On the American side, Brody organizes a dig team, racing against the Kingdom of Science to reach their side. Chrome helps dig on the Kingdom's side while Xeno tells Chrome he should be looking to save himself and give himself up to the Americans. The two trade opinions while each side continues digging.
The winners of the digging race are the Kingdom of Science, and Chrome triumphantly calls Senku on the cell phone to inform him they have Xeno.
Characters in Order of Appearance
- It is shown how Chrome's group infiltrated the castle.
- Chrome's tunnel collapses on both sides, leaving him and Xeno stranded in the middle.
- They are rescued by Taiju and the others.
- Xeno is captured by the Kingdom of Science.