In the past, a surprised Chidori found the other ships took over by the slaves. Meanwhile, both the past and present Mutsus quickly knocked down the pirates. Despite Gintoki's quick conclusion that she was a Yato, Sakamoto had no ideas about that. They were then used to destroy the pirates' cannons.
Preventing the Chidori from leaving, she stopped their escape pod by one hand. The leader asked her if her want to be a merchant was a payback to Sakamoto or an atonement for her sins. Mutsu declined and stated that the slaves had tore out her sins and debts, and that she was the one who "picked up the stone," revealing that the Kaientai workers were, in fact, the slaves.
After the fight, Mutsu was celebrated to have returned unscathed, while Sakamoto was completely ignored. Due to Mutsu's earlier throw, Gintoki's and his face were disfigured. The two parted laughing as she watched from afar. Later, the Kaientai fleet cast off under Sakamoto's order.
Some time later, the Yorozuya were sent a bag with radishes inside as a reward for Gintoki's help.
Characters in order of appearance
- Mutsu: (To the Chidori's leader) I wasn't picked up or taken in by that idiot. Back then, the one who picked up a stone... was me.