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.