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Distant Journey (ディスタント・ジャーニー, Disutanto Jānī?) is an extra story written by the author of the Sword Art Online light novel series, Kawahara Reki. It was released with the Japanese Limited Edition Alicization Blu-Ray and DVD volume 1. The story tells the tale of Eugeo and Kirito's encounter with a ghost en route to Centoria after departing from Zakkaria during the Alicization Arc.
Kirito and Eugeo have set off on a journey from Rulid Village to the central city of Centoria in order to rescue their kidnapped childhood friend, Alice. As the day for the entrance examination to the Imperial Swordcraft Academy draws near, the two travellers arrive at the 《Bilzen Inn》. Several years have passed since the inn went out of business and still lacks an owner till this day——
Knowing this, Kirito pushes the reluctant Eugeo into spending a night at the inn. When Kirito awoke from slumber that night, he saw a girl with transparent limbs——!
"Mister...... Are you... not scared of me?"
Who is the 《ghost》 that suddenly came to Kirito and Eugeo?