November, 2010. The beta worldline. This is the story of what happened after Rintaro Okabe gave up on saving Kurisu Makise on July 28th. Okabe tried his best to forget his feelings for Kurisu and his passion for the time machine. He barely ever went to the lab, and dedicated himself to living the life of a normal college student. And then one day, at a school seminar, he meets Maho Hiyajo.