Vol 6 - Everyone has been rescued, and Daisuke finds himself in the forest with Riku, alone. Or is he? His family seems to have been following him for quite some time, and his mother is very disappointed that her son doesn't have the guts to give Riku more than a peck on the forehead. She's not the only one frustrated with Daisuke's hesitance, as Dark is really tired of waiting for Daisuke to tell Riku their secret.
Vol 7 - Things just keep going from bad to worse for Daisuke. He's suddenly taken away by 'The Second Hand of Time' which Dark failed to steal. The only remaining link to Daisuke lies within another painting that he had unwittingly given to Riku the day before. Dark now has to retrieve the painting while pretending to be Daisuke!
Vol 8 - Riku is distraught over Dark stealing the painting she got from Daisuke. Meanwhile, Dark takes the painting back to the Niwa home, where he reveals that the painting has gone all black. Daisuke, inside the painting, meets the real Freedert, who tells him the true version of "Ice and Snow," a story the rest of the Niwas hear from Kosuke, who reveals that its original title was "Ice and Dark.
All good condition paperbacks.