Shocked to learn (from Aki, of all people!) that the entire "Toya Mizuki" personality is false - a fiction, a cipher without a past of anykind - Toya struggles to find his own identity. If he doesn't know who heis, how can he help Aya? Elsewhere, while Aya recedes into herself, heartbroken and distraught over her separation with Toya, Ceres must deal with a bitter and increasingly mad Miori, who blames Aya for everything. Will Aya emerge and face Miori's accusations...or leave her to Ceres? Later, Aki, still fully possessed by the "progenitor," the forefather of all the Mikage, launches a new scheme to claim Aya...hiswoman.
A manga artist for over ten years, Watase's debut came in 1989 at the age of 18 when her short story PAJAMA DE OJAMA (An Intrusion in Pajamas) appeared in the monthly Shoc;jo Comic manga anthology. Since then she has written and drawn some 50 volumes worth of different short stories and long-running manga series, including the fantastically popular FUSHIGI YUGI, also available in English from VIZ. Her works have provided the basis for two television series, an OVA series, anime soundtrack CDs, and a string of novels.