Lonely Eyes is the 36th chapter of Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles.
Sakura wakes up late and rushes downstairs to the cafe. She finds Fai already there, and asks where Mokona, Kurogane and Syaoran are. The puppy group (with Mokona) went to City Hall to collect their reward money for the oni they took out the night before. However Syaoran was hurt, and this worries Sakura. She wishes she could do more for Syaoran who is hunting her feathers so determinedly. Fai, smiling, simply tells her to do the same.
Meanwhile, Syaoran, Kurogane and Mokona have reached City Hall. The Country of Outo uses electronic sakura (cherry blossoms) as wallets. Any future oni(demon, kiji) bounty Syaoran and Kurogane receive will automatically be transferred to their "wallet". The receptionist tells Kurogane and Syaoran they can always come to "express assessment" booths to get answers, but when Syaoran asks about unexplained cases or legends in the country, she directs them to an "informant", whose job is information.
When Syaoran, Kurogane, and Mokona arrive at the informant's home, they're attacked by two men. It turns out these men (Takeshi and Kentarou) are assistants of the informant Erii. The attack was a test of worthiness, and Syaoran, Kurogane and Mokona passed! Erii recognizes "Little Puppy" and "Big Puppy" by name, and scolds her assistants for attacking oni hunters on their second day.
Erii proves to be more helpful than the receptionist, and tells the group a new type of oni has appeared - a beautiful oni - and one person has seen it. Erii marks the location of the person on their map (a bar), tells them to tell the bartender "Erii sent them", and charges them 1,000 en for the information - subtracting it electronically from their cherry blossom wallet. Erii advises Kurogane and Syaoran to return to City Hall often, as the country has been on edge.
Syaoran, Kurogane and Mokona arrive back at the cafe to Fai teaching Sakura to make bread. Evidently, Kurogane is fuming because the City Hall receptionist told him he cannot change his name ("Big Puppy") without leaving and re-entering the country - and in effect, forfeiting all of his money. Poor guy.
Later that night, Syaoran and Sakura are left in charge of the cafe while Kurogane and Fay check out the location of the bar Erii gave them. Sakura tells Syaoran not to be lonely... which stuns Syaoran. Before much else can be said, two customers enter the cafe, Ryuou and Souma. Ryuou asks if Syaoran is "Little Puppy", and attacks Syaoran on confirmation! Syaoran evades the attacks and Ryuou proclaims, "So for the first time in a long time, I can hit you with all I've got!"
On the way to the bar, Fai and Kurogane have a run-in with oni! Oni shouldn't appear where they are, but Kurogane is more than willing to take them on.
- Duklyon: Erii, Kentarou, Takeshi
- RG Veda: Ryu-ou, Souma