Added: September 15, 2012
After the incident caused by Kuradeel, Kirito and Asuna's friendship has grown stronger and they marry in-game. Asuna is granted a temporary leave from her guild. They go on a vacation and stay at their new home in a village on the 22nd floor. The couple later find a lost girl in the forest and see her suddenly collapse. As they approach the unconscious girl, they discover that she does not have a cursor above her, suggesting a glitch meaning a software error. They take the girl to their home and she wakes up the following day. However, upon questioning from Asuna and Kirito, the girl is able to remember her name, Yui. Believing that she became separated from her family, Kirito and Asuna decide to head to the Town of Beginnings on the first floor to find Yui's relatives. Instead, they find a young woman named Sasha and the children she's taking care of being extorted by the Army for taxes. Asuna attacks their leader, scaring him and the rest of the Army soldiers away. While the family is thanking Asuna for defending them, Yui started panicking, causing a glitch-like occurrence before rendering unconscious again.