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The Keys are fragments of Cozarto Simon and Giotto's past which were given to the Vindice by Cozarto and Giotto themselves, to be passed down to their descendants if the time came that they ever fought. According to the Vindice, there are seven keys, one to be shown after every Guardian battle.
The First Key (The Pouch)EditThe First Key was given to all Guardians of both the Vongola and Simon after the battle between Koyo and Ryohei ended.
The memory that the First Key contains is the one when Cozarto Simon first met Giotto and G. It starts off as Cozarto walking down the street and Giotto and G. run up to him, telling him that he dropped his wallet in Paolo's shed. Cozarto states that he did that on purpose since Paolo's master has been bullying him and he's not making enough money. Giotto tells him not to worry because they just dropped some money too. Cozart introduces himself, saying he is visiting his grandmother, and Giotto introduces himself, as well as G. The memory ends when the two of them shake hands.
The Second Key (The Flower)Edit
The MemoryEditGiotto and Cozarto's friend Franco was attacked and in critical condition. Giotto and Cozart arrive to help and soon find out that Franco refused to give some of his customers 90% off, and as a result they attacked him. Before the criminals left they threatened the doctors not to help Franco, and so, as a result Franco lay there untreated.
Giotto holds a flower in his hand, and tells Cozarto and G. that he loved the town they lived in, saying that although it was a poor town, it shone like the sun, and the people are always friendly and smiling, but he says that at the same time, the town was a paradise for outlaws, where criminals threaten people, and if the people don't listen, then the outlaws resort to violence.
Giotto stands up and shouts that he has had enough of watching the town fall to ruin. Cozarto then tells his friend Giotto that they should form a vigilante group. He tells Giotto that if no one can help them, then it is time they saved the town themselves.
The Third Key (The Letter)Edit
The letter was sent from Giotto to Cozarto a few years after they had parted ways. Now, the Vongola had grown considerably while the Simon were building up residences in the island.
However, he also mentioned his fear of what the Vongola had become and wondered if the organization meant to protect the things that are precious to them, had instead become a fearful entity to the people it was supposed to protect.
Giotto tells Cozarto that a large war that will be taking place soon, and even with the full forces of the Vongola, it would be very hard for them to handle. He requested the aid of the Simon Famiglia which according to him was compromised of fifty excellent members that Cozarto had gathered.
The Fourth Key (The Inkwell)EditThe Fourth Key was an Inkwell, which was given to the two groups after Hibari's battle with Adelheid and her Diamond Castle.
The MemoryEditGiotto and his Guardians discussing their next strategy to repel their enemy' forces. Knuckle suddenly interrupted and revealed that Cozarto and his Famiglia was stranded and surrounded by enemy forces. A surprised Giotto exclaims that Cozarto should not have known that there was a war and decided to aid them in their battle, but was halted by Daemon, who claimed it would lower the morale of their troops should Giotto leave, and promised to save Cozarto's Famiglia himself.
The Fifth Key (The Document)EditThe Fifth Key was a Document, which was given to the two groups after Yamamoto and Kaoru's battle with Daemon.
They revealed that Daemon Spade gave orders to his troops to annihilate Cozarto Simon so he could betray Primo. Giotto was later fooled by Daemon, who told him that Cozarto died in his efforts to save him. After Daemon's
troops find Cozarto, they claim that the reinforcements have arrived, while Cozarto is one step ahead of them and says the they all came to wipe him and the others out, having realized that there is a traitor among the Vongola. Cozarto realized from the third letter Primo sent him, that it couldn't have been Giotto--he doesn't call himself Primo when conversing with Cozarto, only Giotto. Finally, the truth is revealed when the 1st generation guardians take off their disguises, having posed as the troops; they are there to aid Cozarto.
The Sixth Key (The Clear Arcobaleno Pacifier)Edit
The memory tells about Cozarto's decision to not pursue Daemon and to bury the truth about his rescue since he thought it would require many sacrifices and the Simon would only become the Vongola's weak point. Much to Giotto's disapproval, he states that he would flee from the Mafia world and live in the shadows. Reluctantly agreeing, Giotto makes Cozarto promise him that the Simon would forever help the Vongola from the shadows as long as it exists and in turn, Cozarto promises that the Simon will hold no hard feelings towards the Vongola and the two Famiglias would always be together.After the two bosses agree to this plan (with G. being a witness), a Vindice appears with a mysterious baby wearing a clear pacifier, claiming he shall uphold the law.
The Seventh Key (The Simon Earth Ring and the Vongola Sky Ring)Edit
The memory tells about Giotto and Cozarto's confrontation with Bermuda and the specification about the oath with the Vindice. The Vindice tell them that if the two Famiglias were to fight, the oath would be broken and they, the Vindice, would deliver punishment. Cozarto agrees to the oath, saying that their Famiglias would never get into a quarrel. Jager says that if the oath was broken, the Bosses and the Guardians would fight with their pride on the line, and the loser would be locked up in Vendicare Prison forever. Giotto agrees to the oath on the condition that their descendants were to learn of the true history. Cozarto adds that if the hate between them is not resolved after their history has been told, the Vindice were free to do whatever they wanted with the descendants. However, if the Families' friendship is reignited and the oath is honored, their wills will become one and their Flames shall burn.
The Eighth KeyEdit
The Eight Key was the final key that the Vindice gave as reward for both Vongola and Simon after defeating Daemon.
The memory shows Cozarto, his guardians, and some kids on the Simon Island, having a picnic. One of his Guardians resembling Julie says that they should bring the Vongola over to visit once the situation cools down, but Cozarto says that they will never see Giotto or the Vongola ever again. Cozarto picks up one of the children, Magi, and says that even though they cannot see each other again, he and Giotto believe in each other, and they believed the day will come where true successors to the Vongola Famiglia and the Simon Famiglia will appear, and they will smile together once again.