It’s just any other day in Natsume’s life which means running away from the ayakashis. Without sensei he gets caught and his voice is taken away. A bird ayakashi saves him thinking its Reiko.
The bird ayakashi is so cute and it looks like its wearing a scarf. With Natsume losing his voice and the ayakashi not being able to understand what Natsume’s writing he’s stuck in the abandoned valley. The sweet ayakashi tries to cheer him up.
Finally sensei arrives in his majestic form and takes Natsume with him. His adoptive parents think he got a cold and lost his voice and care for him. Wait I have something in my eye…tears.
Bird ayakashi comes back to get its name. Since Reiko has gone the ayakashi has lost the purpose in staying that abandoned valley because it’s waiting for her. The evil yokais strike back on Natsume to get the yuujinchou and sensei scares them off and Natsume gets his voice back.
Natsume gives the name back to the bird yokai and sees Reiko in the yokais memory. She played with the yokai and wanted to live in a lively place too and as usual she’s smiling. The bird yokai is happy she got to see at least Reiko’s grandson.
Natsume joins back his family and sensei goes for a drink.
Natsume returned the name for the first time in this season but he didn’t faint. Sensei can do anything for sake even if it means to force Natsume to sleep naked. I love this anime. I hope Natsume finds a way so he doesn’t feel burdened by the yuujinchou.