Shinn meets a girl named Stella Loussier, who fell off a cliff while dancing and seems to have no past. He jumps into the water to save her, also seeing she goes out of control from hearing the word "die". He assumes she suffers from trauma possibly from a war. They shelter in a cave, because Stella can not swim, and get to know each other, with Athrun rescuing them later on.
The crew of Minerva is given a vacation and staying at a hotel in Diocuia. Athrun wakes up the next morning and is shocked to find Meer asleep beside him. Lunamaria witnesses this and decides to keep Athrun at arm’s length. Meanwhile, Durandal had assigned a new FAITH member Heine to the Minerva and had already left Diocuia. The crew spend their day off each in their own way. Shinn takes a motorcycle ride out of Diocuia. There are people who wish for war just to fulfil their desires… Durandal’s words from last night have left something stirring in the pit of his stomach.
Shinn was walking along the coastline absent-mindedly when he realizes that a girl fell over the cliff. He hastily dives off into the water and desperately attempts to save the girl… who was no other than Stella. At the mention of her block word “death,” Stella begins to panic. Shin grabs her and gently says that he will protect her.
In response to Shinn’s emergency beacon, Athrun comes to rescue them. Then Sting and Auel appear. Without revealing their identities, they take Stella with them. Stella feels sad saying goodbye to Shinn and Shinn cries out that he will see her again in the future.