(The next day)
Ginga: (Sees Satomi in the hallway) Soooo... Satomi, how about we go to the valentine's dance together?
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Satomi: How about you back off before I rip your eyes out? (thought) Okay, I have until eight tonight top get Aunt Himeko to realize that what happened was her fault and that she needs to move on. But how do I do that" And what is this Kaimai group that crazy lady talked about?
Satomi: Last night, I ugh... kind of told Mom about Uncle Satoshi. It was a slip of the tongue! The woman who's in charge of Uncle Satoshi was gonna take him back, but I convinced her to give me 24 hours to get Aunt Himeko to move on. If I do, Uncle Satoshi will be given a second chance at life. (clutches a sore spot) Oh, and the woman I fought is a former Eternal Duelist, and she beat me up pretty good.
Tamoya: Eternal duelist?! 24 hours?! (Groans) How the heck do you manage to make things worse than they already are? 24 hours is nothing! You can't convince someone to move on in 1440 minutes!
Satomi: Actually since she started it at eight ;less night... I actually only have around ten hours left. But Uncle Satoshi said that Aunt Himeko is gaining awareness, and now that Mom knows she may be able to help. This is my last day working in the office, so that is my one and only chance to convince her to move on and let her powers free.
Satomi: Mom had one idea... it's a really crazy one, but she thinks it'll work. She hasn;t given me the full details, only that it involves her using her energy on her. We're going to put it into action after I see if she figured out anything about the hologram device.
Satomi: There's one other thing... before she left, the woman warned m,e about how at my current power level, I won't stand a chance against the Kumiai. I've looked it up, but I can't find anything on what she's talking about. Have you ever heard of anything known as the Kumiai Tamoya?
Satomi: Alright then.
Himeko: Well I've looked over the device, but I have yet to find out how to activate it. But whoever build it is defenitly skilled in his field, this is some of the most advanced technology I've ever seen.
Satomi: I see... So this is m,y last day, right?
Himeko: Yep, after today your debt to your parents will be paid in full. By the way, your Mom will be here in a little while. She said I need to go over a case with her.
Satomi: Okay, whatever. (thought) I hope this plan works.
Satomi: Umm... Aunt Himeko, I was just wondering... umm... I don't know if I should ask.
Himeko: What is it?
Satomi: Umm... I wanted to ask... what it felt like when you killed Uncle Satoshi. Y-you don't have to answe, but-
Himeko: (sighs) No, i... it's okay. It... it was the worst feeling in the world. I killed him because I chose to protect my brother, that ended up beiung the biggest mistake of my life. I chose to kill Satoshi... (eyes water) I did the most horrific act.
Azusa: (walks in) No Himeko, your not the one who chose it.
Himeko: Azusa? When did you-?
Azusa: Are you forgetting what happened that day? You said you came to kill Satoshi, sure. BUt you also hesitated to do it. The only reason you did it was because Satoshi told you to. He knew that your brother was in danger, and he wasn;t going to make you choose between the two of you.
Azusa: None of it is your fault. You were fooled for years that Koji was your brother. If it had been me, I;d have done the same thing. You followed orders because you wanted to keep Koji alive, the only person who you believed cared about you. That man did the most horrific and unforgivable thing in the world Himeko, he used you. Satoshi died because Koji was an evil, selfish man. He;s the only one to blame, not you.
Himeko: Wh-why are you... telling me all this now?
Azusa: (smiles) Your my sister-in-law, and you've helped me with my issues more times than I can count. Now it's time I do the same for you. We need to accept the past Himeko, we need to move on. I'm willing to unseal your powers... if your ready to accept everything.
Satomi: You can do this Aunt Himeko, we know you can.
Himeko: (sighs and smiles) I accepted one family tragedy... I guess I can accept another.
Azusa: Okay Hoimeko, are you ready? (forms energy)
Hmeko: (silent for a moment) Yes, I'm ready.
Azusa: ALright then. (places palm on Himeko's back) Seal break! (releases energy0
Satroshi: (senses) Himeko's energy... they did it!
Sakura: It's not over yet, you still need to make her see you before the request is fulfilled. You might want to hurry, your 24 hours end in ten minutes.
Satoshi: Okay, I'm going. (teleports)
Azusa: There you are... Himeko, look.
Himeko: Huh? (turns and her eyes widen) S0Satoshi... y-you really were here?
Satoshi: (smiles) Yes, I was. Himeko... thank you... for finally accepting everything.
Satomi: Did... did we do it in time?
Azusa: (looks at watch) We just made it.
Sakura: (appears) Yep, you did it.
Himeko: Hey... y-you...
Sakura: Yep, I am. But enough small talk, Satoshi Fuyuki, you have successfully completed you end of the deal. So as the higher-ups promised... (releases energy)
Satoshi: Wh-what the... (his spirit form gains a physical form and he becomes the age he would be now) S-so I...I'm...
Sakura: (nods) Yep, your alive again.
Himeko: Satoshi! (hugs him) I'm so sorry! I.. I...
Satoshi: (shakes head0 It's okay Himeko, it's okay. (hugs her)
Azusa: (smiles) Bro... (goes and hugs hium)
Satomi: (looks at Sakura0 I'm curious... why did you help Satoshi to beign with? You died two centuries ago.
Sakura: I did... but that Himeko girl is my sister's great-great-grandaughter. When my family is in need, I can';t stand back, not even in death. But my time is up, I better get back and face two certain people who are gonna scold me. By the way Satomi, your going to be an excellent Eternal Duelist one day. (smiles) Bye. (teleports)
Satomi: (thought) She's crazy... but she's not a bad perosn either.
Sakura: Lets just say I've been feeling nice lately.
Satoshi: (facepalms) Were you not listening yesterday at all? I got Himeko to accept the past, so I've been allowed a second shot at living.
Azusa: I'm glafd. Oh and by the way... (punches Satoshi over the head) If you ever let someone do that to you again, I;ll be the one who kills you! Got it?!
Satoshi: (gulps) G-got it...
Azusa: Good. Now lets go and shock Asato. We need to figure out where you'll stay.
Himeko: He can stay with me, I have enough space.
Azusa: Alright, lets go big brother. Oh and Satomi, your debt is paid, so your free. Bye. (leaves)
Satoshi: Lets go. (walks, but pauses) Oh and Satomi... (walks over and hugs her) Thanks for everything.
Satomi: Yeah... no problem Uncle Satoshi.