lifelong separated elder brother–I suspect I'm watching a bad fansub–approaches him to go back to the Orochi side. He refuses, they fight.
Meanwhile, Himeko is more upset about Chikane's dress that got torn (in sexy places) in the struggle than her own personal safety. She cries in Chikane's arms and my heart flutters. Later we see Chikane hovering over a sleeping Himeko–what's this, the third time?–while wondering about their relationship and where it's going. As usual, she sees this as another opportunity to steal a kiss. This scene is prematurely interrupted and I punch a hole in a wall in anger. (It'll happen, I must have patience!)
I think we see a turnaround in this episode. Chikane asks Himeko if she's ok, to which Himeko replies,
I'm fine, because you're with me.Yeah, maybe she's not so naive afterall.
Souma explodes his brother and once again the day is saved.
STOP WITH ALL THE FOREPLAY ALREADY.
Destiny of the Shrine Maiden / Kannadzuki no Miko - 5
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