When Gon wakes up in the morning, he finds Killua with a swollen and beaten-up face. When Gon asks what happened to him, Killua replies that he was training with Biscuit since he's going to fight tomorrow too. He asks Gon how he's feeling, and Gon happily replies that he feels rejuvenated. Killua says that it was because of Biscuit's Piano Massage, and almost reveals something that he shouldn't, with Biscuit's face entering his mind and threatening him with more punishment if he tells Gon.
Killua then thinks back to his sparring session with the muscular Biscuit the previous night and how she easily overpowered him. Biscuit points out his weakness, which she says is that he gives up too quickly and is too cautious in battle. She then elaborates that he underestimates himself, and when he faces an opponent that he perceives as stronger, he immediately prepares to run away. This causes Killua to think back to the confrontation with Pitou when he knocked Gon unconscious so the two of them could escape safely. She then adds that the habit isn't his fault, but rather the fault of the one who taught him. She tells him, however, that if he doesn't change his way of thinking, he will eventually let down Gon and leave him to die, leaving Killua in shock. She states that he always considers the worst-case scenario and assumes his opponents are fighting at their peak. She goes on to say that even if he's fighting someone equal to him in strength, he lets negative thoughts creep into his mind, and if the opponent is only a little stronger than him, he considers escape his only option.
Biscuit instructs him to overcome his habit of always thinking that he's the underdog and to force himself to challenge someone more powerful. Finally, she gives Killua an ultimatum: if he is unable to beat Shoot tomorrow, he has to stay out of Gon's life. Back in the present, Biscuit sees the boys off for the fight that night, and as the two walk away, she thinks to herself that Killua's guardians must have been overprotective, coming from a source of obsessive and distorted love that has now become a burden difficult to shake off. As she says that Killua will need to work hard to break the spell, Palm slowly opens the door of the hotel behind her and looks out with a menacing glare. Biscuit feels Palm's sinister aura and says that she isn't sure how the fights will turn out, prepared to make a run for it if things go south.
The boys reach Knuckle and Shoot, and all four know that the loser has to give up their tile. Killua and Shoot head off into the forest surrounding the clearing, while Gon and Knuckle stay behind to fight out in the open. Knuckle shouts that, as promised, he is giving it his all from the start of the fight, aggressively throwing off his shirt. Gon knows that he can't handle Knuckle's speed, saying that his only option is to counter his attacks.
Knuckle charges toward him, but begins to dart around so quickly that Gon can't keep track of him. He reminds himself not to follow with his eyes, but to use his aura to feel Knuckle's presence. He suddenly senses Knuckle's fist drawing close to his head, but Knuckle's punch still lands and Gon's counter falls short as he's sent reeling back.
Gon recovers from the hit, saying that he was too slow to counter it, but oddly feels himself brimming with power. He's left confused, but suddenly notices a small creature hanging onto his left arm, with the number "210" displayed on its forehead. It announces that it's time and tells Gon that he has accrued interest. The number increases to 231, and Gon is left even more confused as he quickly asks what it is. Knuckle explains that he lent Gon his aura, saying that the interest is ten percent every ten seconds and revealing that if Gon doesn't pay him back quickly, he will go bankrupt.
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