Gene tries to stop Hazanko's sacrifice of Melfina; however, his powerful ammunition is no match for Hazanko's magic.
Gene is admitted to a prison so that he can talk to an inmate about the coordinates of the Galactic Leyline; he agrees to inform if their jailbreak is successful.
The crew lands on the planet Dragon and decides to explore the ruins of its ancient civilization, rumored to be from the creators of the Galactic Leyline.
The Outlaw Star is damaged in a space battle with an unknown ship; during the ship's repairs on a nearby planet, Jim finds a young girl named Hanmio.
The local security force detains the Outlaw Star when it becomes convinced that Gene was behind the invasion of a passenger ship.
Suzuka discovers that Gene was poisoned in his last fight and will only be given the antidote if they surrender the Outlaw Star.
Jim and Gene take the Outlaw Star home to catch up with their friends; however, the ship comes under attack from K Pirates, who are keen to find the whereabouts of Hilda.
The crew arrives at Fred's shop to purchase weapons for the Outlaw Star; when a woman threatens Fred's life, Gene agrees to protect Fred against the assassin.
The gang takes the Outlaw Star to Blue Heaven to get it painted and licensed; while the ship is being worked on, Gene and Aisha fight.
Following their victory over the space pirates, Gene, Jim and Melfina make their escape, narrowly avoiding a ship from the Ctarl-Ctarl Empire.
Still pursued by pirates, Jim and Gene take their case to hide in an old, rundown house; they eventually find the opportunity to escape to the planet Blue Heaven.