Kaika sat on top of a stone monument in the Spirit World, thinking about all of the training she's gone through. I've been here for almost 2 years now...is it all worth it?...I haven't even set foot in the Living World ever since back then... she thought to herself, watching another meteor shower. It was different than a meteor shower in the Living World, because the meteors in the Spirit World sparkled different colors as the meteors made it's way down to the lower section to where it would become a meteor shower in the Living World. while silently watching the meteor shower, Kaika felt her heart skip a beat...like there was something about her human senses that were bothered. Just before she could comprehend it, she suddenly fell unconscious.
In the middle of the night, Mato stayed up late since she didn't feel the need to sleep. It was strange of her, but ever since the commotion between herself, Yomi, and Kagari, she didn't want to wake up to the next day. To keep her from sleeping, she read her favorite book, which described a little bird that could fly through different worlds of different colors. that's when she heard something going on outside. Curious, she peeked out of her window to see...shadows? Living shadows. It was strange...but she did remember those kinds of shadows in her dream the night before. Though, it wasn't her choice or action to, Mato got off her bed and ran out of her room, not caring if she would wake up her mother and brother.
Kirito was in the 53th level in SAO, hoping he would be able to grab several status healing items so he could heal Asuna from a status illness. Once he got to the dungeon, he could see many of the players that were there fleeing the area. He pondered at why they would flee, considering they should be at a reasonable level for this floor...until he saw a large horde of shadows. Now this was strange, a hack perhaps? There was no way that the developer of SAO would put into the game's programming, since there was no "scan" information on these shadows. He wasn't afraid though, so he took out the Elucidator and began to fight against these shadows on his own.
While many shadows were appearing all over the many worlds, a separate portal in each of those worlds would appear and would lead to a newly created world.