"The Box in the Depths of One's Soul That Must Not Be Opened" is the seventh chapter of the Vampire Knight manga sequel series Vampire Knight: Memories.

The chapter title refers to a proverbial box that Ai opens when she asks about the relationship with Yuki, Zero, and Kaname.


While Kaname Kuran is walking in the woods at night, an elderly vampire tells him that he shouldn't be there. Ren Kiryu and Ai Kuran arrive, and Ai sends the woman on her way. There's a wound on Ren's cheek from a branch, but Ren wipes the blood away and it's already healed. Musing about a vampire's healing ability, Kaname asks if the woman inside him would regenerate if they pulled her out of him. Ai asks if he wants to try, but Kaname thinks the woman inside him would be very angry.

Ai recalls pulling a lid off a box that she shouldn't have, and she remembers Yuki brushing her hair. All made up, Ai comes out and Zero sees her dress. She's going to her first soiree. At the event, Ai gets defensive and punches those who ask her to dance because she doesn't want to be touched. When they get back, Zero asks about them returning early, and Ai bursts into tears and hugs him, and comments that she doesn't mind when it's Zero holding her.

Zero leaves for the night, and Ai asks her mother about him no longer staying over. Yuki explains that they decided it's best for now. Ai opens the lid on the proverbial box by asking if Zero is angry because Yuki still loves Kaname. Yuki explains a little, saying that Zero and Ai rescued her from the darkness of losing Kaname, which is how Ai first began to learn about the history of the three of them.


Characters in order of appearance:

  1. Kaname Kuran
  2. Elderly woman in the forest
  3. Ren Kiryu
  4. Ai Kuran
  5. Yuki Kuran
  6. Zero Kiryu


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Manga series
Vampire Knight (original series)

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Extra chapters

Vampires Covered In Blood Are Prohibited From Entering This Page!! ♦ v1: Night Class Side ♦ v2: Sometimes There Are Lazy Days Too ♦ v2: I Must've Been Born Under the "Victim of Circumstances" Star... ♦ v3: The Warmth That Slipped from Her Palm. And... ♦ v4: It's Too Frightening to Ask, "Why Only Me...?"

Vampire Knight: Memories (sequel)

Memories volume 1: ch01ch02ch03ch04
Memories volume 2: ch05ch06ch07ch08ch09
Memories volume 3: ch10 ♦ ch11 ♦ ch12 ♦ ch13 ♦
Memories volume 4: ch14 ♦ ch15 ♦ ch16 ♦ ch17 ♦
New chapters: ♦ ch18 ♦


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