After Hiori saw her older sister, Mio takes away someone’s fragment, she starts to question her feelings. It’s obvious that Ruka needs to do something before Hiori’s feelings starts to waver.
As expected, I knew Hiori will start acting funny now that she saw the truth in front of her eyes. Yes, the fact that her older sister is on the red team stealing away other girls’ fragments. After all, this kind of goes against her older sister’s caring personality. I guess Momo should have told the truth about Mio working on the red team before this happened. Either way, it looks like Hiori wants to just forget about what happened.
Eventually, Momo tells Hiori the truth that she has memories of working with Mio. Sadly, she doesn’t know the full details. However, she only knows this because she resonated with Mio when she fought against her. Still, I wonder what went wrong that caused Mio to go on the red team. While Momo apologizes, Hiori said it’s not her fault and it’s important to protect everyone’s feelings.
Of course, Ruka can’t help Hiori acting this way and she grabs her wrist and takes her somewhere. Hiori becomes confused. It’s obvious that Ruka became frustrated by how Hiori is acting lately. Thankfully, Hiori takes her back to the rooftop of her apartment recalling the day when they first met. It’s obvious that Ruka wants her to realize how important her feelings are.
From this, we learn about what really happened to their mother. It’s clear that they lost their mother, but don’t know exactly how. Mio was there to comfort and look after Hiori. It’s obvious that she cares about her little sister, which is why Hiori loves her older sister. Of course, Hiori had trouble restoring and purifying the fragments given her feeling of uneasiness. Thankfully, Ruka is there assuring her that she is by her side.
Of course, we learn the truth about the fragments after someone takes them away. A girl desires to have her bad feelings taken away and she asks Kana about it. In short, Kana reveals that having them taken away don’t make them reborn, but rather make one a shell of their former self. In short, if you watched Madoka Magica and learn the truth behind the soul gems, it’s basically the same thing. The fragment is essentially the soul of a girl. Without it, they are basically nobody. I guess Mio doesn’t realize this side effect of taking someone’s fragment before doing it.
As Kana tried to commit suicide by having a truck roll over her, Hiori saved her. Sadly, she couldn’t bring her back since Mio already took her fragment. Thankfully, Ruka manages to purify the girl who found out the truth from Kana.
Sadly, Shino unleashed her magic that reveals all the girls’ fragments. While Niina and Mio is having a field day trying to take as many fragments as possible they can, Ruka uses her powers to restore the fragments that Mio haven’t taken yet. This is when Hiori couldn’t transform and struggled with the purifying process for reasons revealed earlier. Thankfully, Hiori comes into terms with her feelings thanks to Ruka.
While Mio couldn’t take all the fragments, it’s obvious that things might take a turn for the worse for Niina. Mio is glad that Niina’s feelings haven’t wavered. However, a shock came from Niina’s right arm as she drops her sword.
Is this a sign that things won’t work out for her with Mio, especially given that she tried to kill Hiori? I think her jealousy towards Hiori will most likely become her downfall. Also, Shino’s left hand is covered with something strange after using her ability to reveal all the fragments. I guess Mio’s loyalty lies with Shino. Still, we don’t know Mio’s true motives, although they probably involve Hiori in some way. After all, she doesn’t harm her, despite being on the opposing team. I guess we’ll find out her motives eventually.