Osamu faces the reporters and their questions.
Osamu goes on the stage, introducing himself as the trainee who had used his Trigger against policy. He is immediately blamed by the reporters for leaking the information, though Shinoda stops them. Rindō asks Osamu if he was sure he would go, and Osamu is fixated on doing it. The first question is about the fact that Osamu's actions may have caused the 32 trainees to be kidnapped. When chided for it by reporters, Osamu admits that the situation was dire enough that he had to use the Trigger despite the inherent risks. The second question is about Osamu being a trainee. The reporter went on to say that if he wanted to be a hero, he should have become an agent. Osamu responds that he isn't a hero, and not everyone will be pleased with his actions. When assaulted by reporters for being apparently heartless, a third reporter steps in, asking how he planned to make up for his mistake. Osamu responds that he would go to the Neighborhood and return everyone that was kidnapped. Because they didn't know about the expeditions, Kido intervenes, explaining that several unmanned expeditions were successful. He also explains that Osamu would be able to go only if he fit the criteria, and with that, Osamu was dismissed.
After the conference, Kasumi discusses continuing with Border with Osamu. She recalls how she was extremely against him enrolling into border 6 months ago. When she heard that Osamu was injured, she was thinking that she was right. However, when no one recommended that he leave Border, she realized that this gave him a place to be, and encourages him to continue.
On February 1, the B-Rank Rank Battles begin.