Episode 12 –
[details=spoiler]In the other world, the bomb goes off, destroying everything and killing everyone. And Takamiya sees it happen. Kagari slaps Weekend across the face, but she just laughs. She says to break the seal. Takamiya stands up and Kagari tells him that it’s a trap. Takamiya begins anyway as the White Princess Kagari runs to him. But his body won’t obey him and he falls over. Next thing he knows, Takamiya is talking to Evermillion herself, in her world.
Evermillion knows his wish too – to restore everything and everyone the way it was. For this big wish, Evermillion wants Takamiya’s life as payment. But his death will mean Kagari’s as well. He weighs Kagari’s life against the city and all its inhabitants, and makes his decision. Back in the ruined church, he yells for power. The city is restored. Kagari realizes what is happening and tells Takamiya to stop.
Takamiya tells Kagari that he needs to end it and apologizes to her. He tells her about the deal he just made – his life to return everything to the way it was. And that she is part of the price as well. Kagari throws her arms around him and tells him that she can’t live without him anyway. Kagari says that if he does what he believes is right, he won’t die – she won’t let him.
Kagari stands up and calls out to Evermillion, telling her to use her life instead. She says that she will fulfill the promise instead of Takamiya. A bang is heard and Kagari returns to her normal self, but falls to the ground. Takamiya reaches for her, but Weekend is behind him and stabs him in the back, telling him to go after Kagari. Unfortunately, Weekend was restored as well. Takamiya manages to pull the knife from his back, and pushes Weekend back. She falls and Takamiya jumps on top of her, ready to kill her with the knife. Weekend laughs as Takamiya stabs the floor next to her ear.
Takamiya tells her that he will always choose the same path, saving instead of destroying, and he won’t be careless with his life anymore. Nor will he give in to Weekend now. However, he weakens and falls on top of her. Weekend slides out from under him and has her minion heal Takamiya. Weekend is leaving, but promises to see Takamiya again. Atori hides and watches Weekend leave the church, unharmed. It’s hard for Atori to believe that. She was sure Takamiya won.
Chronoire is waiting for Weekend outside of the church as well. Atori now thinks that Weekend and Chronoire were working together, but her priority at the moment is Kagari and Takamiya. Atori enters the church to find Takamiya holding Kagari. Atori is about to congratulate him, until she gets a better look at Kagari.
The Workshop Witches wake up in the courtyard, fully healed. Everyone is trying to figure out what is happening. Tanpopo had saved Kasumi, but Kasumi wakes up now and accuses Tanpopo of kidnapping her. Kasumi’s familiar sets her straight. But Kasumi is unbelieving and tells her familiar to attack anyway. He had just become friends with Tanpopo’s familiar and now has to hit him. That’s a shame. Macaron hits his friend with tears in his eyes and Tanpopo and her familiar go flying.
Mikage contacts Atori again and tells her that he thought he died, but everything seems to be fine now, just as it always was. And all the civilians are returning to the real world. Mikage figures it was Takamiya’s power and asks Atori if he’s safe. Mikage asks to speak with Takamiya and tells him he did a good job. Takamiya begins to cry and tells him about Kagari. Mikage verifies the facts with Takamiya and asks about Kagari’s current condition. Takamiya says that she’s not breathing, but she’s still warm.
Mikage is puzzled. Kagari should not have been able to exchange her life for Takamiya’s. Mikage asks for more information. Takamiya tells him about Weekend, and how Kagari said she would fulfill the promise just before she fell. Mikage wants to try something and has Atori draw a magic circle around Kagari. There may be a way to save her!
Meanwhile, Chronoire has battled with Weekend, and won. Weekend and her minion are now impaled on spikes in Chronoire’s undersea world. It wasn’t much of a fight and Chronoire looks is bored. Sebas pulls a rope and curtains part to reveal that the rest of Weekend’s minions and other Tower Witches have been captured as well. Chronoire tells Weekend that she’s lost. Weekend goes off on how her plan failed as Chronoire is handed her sword.
Back at the church, Mikage tells Takamiya to cut his finger, and touch Kagari’s chest. Mikage tells Atori to repeat what he says. While she does that, Mikage wants Takamiya to kiss Kagari. Naturally, Takamiya protests. Is he really going to quibble over this small thing to save her life? Mikage tells Takamiya that Kagari didn’t take his place, but died because she broke her contact with Takamiya. Mikage says that he’ll explain that later. Takamiya needs to restore the contract between them and this is the “ritual of re-signing”. Takamiya thinks about it, and also how he had kissed her cheek once before to bring Kagari back after she had been turned to stone by Medusa. Okay, he can do this! Takamiya leans over to kiss Kagari’s lips and at the last second changes direction and kisses her forehead instead. Chicken! But did it work?
Nope – didn’t work. Try it again Takamiya! On the mouth this time! With an apology to Kagari, Takamiya leans over again and struggles to kiss Kagari’s parted lips. Turning red, he gives up. He just can’t do it! Atori’s puppet has had it and forces Takamiya’s head down to Kagari’s face. But it’s unnecessary as Kagari begins to breathe again. Takamiya is ecstatic as Kagari opens her eyes!
It turns out that Weekend used Chronoire to make Takamiya the candy that broke one of his seals. She used Medusa as well, but it was a mistake to use Chronoire. While she’s at it, Chronoire tells Weekend that she made a few other mistakes as well. Chronoire suddenly calls for Kazane to show herself, and tells Weekend that Kazane wasn’t even weakened for more than twenty hours. Kazane tells Chronoire to hand Weekend over to her, saying that she’s had her fun. Chronoire refuses, telling Kazane that Weekend is her “dinner”. Looks like they are going to fight over Chronoire’s dinner! LOL Nice fight too, destroying things recently restored. I would have to say that Kazane won too.
Next, we have a very young Kagari making a deal with Evermillion, saying that if Takamiya is ever in danger of losing his life, he is to be released from their contract and given back his power. Evermillion now regrets making that promise as she tells the present Takamiya and Mikage about it. This means that he never used Evermillion’s power, but restored the city and the people on his own, and the payment of his life was canceled. Mikage tells Takamiya not to be so careless with his life again, and tells him to wake up, saying that she’s waiting for him.
Takamiya wakes up in his own bed, in his own room. He gets the feeling he was carried there and wonders what he did the day before. Suddenly remembering, he falls out of bed and crawls to the door, calling Kagari’s name. The door opens and Kagari wishes him a good morning. Takamiya just stays there on the floor with a big, silly grin on his face.
Everything is normal again as Takamiya walks to school with Kagari. He asks Kagari if she’s really all right and she promises that she is. However, it will take longer for her magic to recover, but she’s sure that she won’t be needing it for a while. Takamiya hopes Kagari is right and says that everything that happened was like a dream. He hopes the peace continues, but I think Kagari is more interested in them staying together. The peace is suddenly broken by Tanpopo and her friendly neighborhood Tower Witches. The witches have finished training with Medusa and are itching for a fight.
Takamiya steps forward, but Kagari holds him back. He protests that she has no magic. But does she really need it against these particular witches? Of course not! Kagari grabs Tanpopo and Mei by their heads, lifting them off the ground and squeezing, as the other three cower on the ground behind them. Naturally, they try to give up, and Takamiya says that everything really is the same. LOL The wonderful ending song plays a final time and it’s the end of the story. I was very happy with this anime, and I know it’s moving over to my favorites list!![/details]