The Minerva enters Orb where the ship is to be repaired. While this takes place Talia Gladys meets with Maria Bernes; also known as Murrue Ramius. Meanwhile, the Orb government is considering an alliance with the Earth Alliance much to Cagalli's dismay. Athrun meets Kira and Lacus. Athrun and Kira discuss what he witnessed in the ruins of Junius Seven and how he plans to go to the PLANTs. Shinn visits a memorial at Orb and meets Kira and Lacus.