"In some pockets of the galaxy, for no special reason, there exists places of extreme solitude... It is said that travelers, as if in mutual consent, lower their blinds to not look outside." - Narrator
As the Galaxy Express 999 approaches Mii-kun's Mansion of Life, the passengers begin to close their blinds out of an unspoken mutual consent. Tetsuro wonders why they do this and decides to leave his blinds open as they land. Once on the planet and settled into his hotel room, Tetsuro wanders around and is stumbles across a wild tiger and a giant snake. Later that night, wild animals can be heard howling at the moon.
Maetel looks out from her hotel room window
The next morning, Tetsuro sees Maetel walking with animals and rushes out with his gun to protect her. Before he can fire a shot, a young woman named Mii stops him and informs him that the planet is a sanctuary for dead animals. Going further into things, she says that she was actually born as a cat. During her life as a pet she got along well with her child master. One day, bullies attacked her master and she fought them off but sustained fatal injuries in the process. After her death, she found herself on an empty planet and decided to use the planet as a sanctuary for deceased animals.
Tetsuro rushes off to save Maetel
|With a new found sense of respect for the animals, Tetsuro apologizes for his actions and peacefully leaves the planet.|