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Sugary Days 7 (シュガーリィ・デイズ7, Shugāryi Deizu 7?), released at COMITIA 113 on August 30, 2015, is the 16th Material Edition written by Kunori Fumio. The story is a direct sequel to Sugary Days 6 and is the seventh chapter in the Forest Home series.
On October 26, 2024, in order to acquire materials for Mahokl the woodcrafter, Asuna and Kirito arrived to Rovia, the main town of the 4th Floor of Aincrad. Since there were no stalls with the necessary items, the couple decided to gather the materials themselves. To that end, the two travelled to the eastern wharf, where their old gondola, Tilnel, was moored. The sight of the gondola triggered their memories of Kizmel and the Elf War campaign's tragic end, assailing the two with regret. Although plagued by the desire for a second chance at the campaign, Asuna and Kirito decided to focus on the future and continue on their journey.
Using Tilnel, Asuna and Kirito reached the forest area, where they hoped to find a «Magnatherium», a bear-like monster known for dropping «Legendary Bear Fats». There, the two heard faint voices coming from the north-eastern side of the forest, where they found a Magnatherium pursuing two low-level players upon their arrival. When Asuna and Kirito intervened, the bear abruptly used its fire breath attack, which was easily deflected by Kirito's «Spinning Shield» Sword Skill, before Asuna's «Quadruple Pain» effortlessly killed the monster. After the two low-level players thanked them for the rescue, Kirito expressed interest in whether the pair was on the «Shipwright of Yore» quest. Although reluctant to admit it, they professed that they were actually doing the Elf War campaign, since they were really interested in the next part of the story.
After sharing their backstory, the two players revealed how they did not expect the members of the Clearers to understand their interest in the story at the cost of efficiency, but Asuna assured them that she sympathized with their way of handling the game. Having given the newly-met players some of the «Legendary Bear Fats» that had dropped from the defeated Magnatherium, Asuna and Kirito parted ways with them. Alone again, the couple killed the next bear that spawned in order to gather enough of the required material for themselves. Once they were done, the two returned to Rovia, where Asuna pondered whether the pair from before had saved Kizmel at the start of the elf quest. Despite his doubts, Kirito assured her that it could be possible, before the couple returned to Algade, the main town of the 50th Floor of Aincrad.
Upon arriving at Algade, Asuna and Kirito headed toward Agil's Shop to retrieve the rest of four required materials for Mahokl that the boy had ordered beforehand. Following a brief conversation, Kirito checked the items and proceeded with the payment, thanking Agil for his help. Once the transaction was completed, the merchant teased Kirito about the couple's newlywed life; however, the boy avoided the subject by asking about the progress on the front lines, before hastily leaving the store with Asuna upon learning that the 75th Floor had already been half cleared. The two then returned to Zumfut, the main town of the 3rd Floor of Aincrad.