After experiencing some inconveniences thanks to the terrorists on the train, Akari and Menou finally arrives in Garm. While resting, we learn more about Menou’s past and how she became an assassin priestess.
Somehow, after Momo’s battle with Ashuna, she made it back to the train before it left. Of course, Menou shared what happened about that strange sensation. Menou has a hunch that there were failed timelines before. This makes her believe that Akari’s pure concept of time traveling possibly turns back the time for the entire world. There is a good possibility that Akari wanted to save the people on the train. Not too surprising at the very least.
Either way, it’s obvious that Momo is worried that Akari will do something. Yep, possibly winning over Menou before Momo can. It’s obvious what she is worried about.
While Menou took a rest, it’s interesting to see more of her past. From last time, the whitening happened due to Other Worlder’s Pure Concept going out of control. While Menou survived, the only thing she remembered is her name, mostly because of the bleaching. Flare and the Archbishop found Menou.
With Menou having nothing to lose, it’s obvious that she wants to be like Flare, who describes herself as a villain. I find this ironic because she describes herself as being pure, just, and strong. After all, she kills Other Worlders, which pose a big danger to their world. We learn later that there are the four Human Errors, which caused a civilization to perish from the Other Worlders’ Pure Concepts going out of control. Therefore, there is the need to eliminate them.
Even after Flare showing Menou a continent that turned into salt and slowly dissolving, Menou still insists to become her. She won’t just settle for being like her, even after witnessing other girls upset over the idea of murder. Yes, with the promise that she will eliminate more Other Worlders to make up for everyone else. Sure, Flare only sees Menou as below-average, but she eventually accepts after Menou insisted. Of course, Menou made it happen after all that intense training.
When they got to Garm, Akari really wanted to go on a date. Of course, Menou took her to the cathedral, where she met the archbishop and received an assignment. Of course, Akari gets angry over Menou focusing more on the Pilgrimage. The assignment has to do with the disappearance of people on Garm.
As expected, when Menou and Akari got to the fancy hotel room, it’s obvious that Akari is upset. She is angry because Menou focused on the archbishop’s investigation instead of going on a date with her. Yes, the date of going sightseeing around the city.
I can understand how she feels as Akari really looked forward to spending time with Menou. While this seems immature, I can understand since Akari is still a teenager. She eventually apologizes. After all, Menou eventually shoves the investigation work onto Momo, who is willing to do it since she loves Menou. Menou thinks it might be something like an original sin that is causing this. Of course, Momo obviously shows jealousy over the idea of Menou going on a sightseeing date with Akari.
In the end, Akari finally apologizes while just wearing a towel. She even said that she will go sightseeing herself. Of course, Menou obviously change her mind as she wants to go sightseeing with Akari. As expected, Akari hugs her before that moment when her towel slipped off. I must admit that was a cute moment. Meanwhile, the Archbishop believes that Menou has potential now.
Either way, I must admit that this was a nice moment between Menou and Akari. Also, it’s nice to learn more about Menou’s backstory on how she got to where she is now. The question is for next time, will the ritual become a success or become a failure like the other attempts to eliminate her.