The group makes camp on a hill rising above the swamps to rest and recuperate from their difficult trek.
While cooking with Justice, Zeke learns more about her tome: Justice believes it is alive, and that its text is always changing. The book rewrites itself to display information it thinks she needs. She has learned that the Maluma is a species of Esper from Arkalla, not the name of a single individual.
Zeke learns that Justice was a weeaboo, and she’s become extremely worried about Zafir’s obsession with acquiring the Pontifex. Even so, she insists that he’ll be willing to help them.
Justice reveals that Zafir’s organization is called the Annoyed, and she’s been going a little crazy working with them, since they’re so much older than she is.