Watching the people of Hinamizawa rally together to liberate her friend Satoko - once shunned by the village, now defended by it - gave Rika hope that she too could defy fate and curb her tragic demise. But when the bodies of Takano and Tomitake are discovered, Rika begins to see that chance slipping away. Not knowing who to trust, but not wanting to put anyone else in danger, Rika pulls away from her friends. But as her experiences in this world continue to diverge from the norm, Rika clings to the hope that the events that lead to her murder might also change. She has the will to change her destiny, but will that be enough to defeat whoever - or whatever - wants her dead?