Having noticed a slight change in the photo of his fiancé and him, Jin wonders if saving Ryoma has altered the future. He decides to try to stay out of events in the village to prevent anymore changes. However, as cholera sweeps the village, the medicine men call upon Jin to give them the cure. He tells them that he does not know. As hard as he tries to stay neutral, Jin's decision is challenged when Kiichi, the son of the woman he saved, becomes ill. Saki confronts him, as he asks her to return to her home. However, his fondness for the boy, changes his mind. He begins to educate the village and treat the ill. Saki, unable to stay away, goes to the Western medicine office to ask Koan and the others for their help. With distrust, since that morning Jin told them that he knew of no cure, they arrive at the quarantined home with disbelief. He tells them the cure, which seems too easy and contrary to the western medical book Koan had translated. For them to believe him, Jin is asked as ...