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A mix of business and pleasure
on March 26, 2013
In an attempt to form an alliance with an Ayakashi sympathetic to their cause, Yuuto, Rinko, Liz and Himari make an excursion to a ski and hot spring resort for a mix of business and pleasure. However, this pleasure is fleeting, as a now-grown-up-looking Tamamo-no-Mae appears and tries to kill them all, but due to some quick thinking on Yuuto's part, and quick action on the parts of Himari and company, the Fox is not only drained of her energy, but repelled for the time being.
While this battle doesn't really allow the protagonists to progress in their war against the Nine-Tails, they do succeed in delaying her completion by depleting her of her extra energy for now, as she no longer has the power to stay in her more ... voluptuous form. As an added bonus, Yuuto begins to learn to take the leadership role, as he should, considering he has the most interest in the turnout of this battle. Not to mention the fact that one of the demons the Nine-Tails is the most excited about devouring is Himari!
Despite throwing the Nine-Tails off their trail, Yuuto and Himari soon find that their problems are nowhere near over. This time, she had acted on her own since Shuten-Douji had left her side for some reason, but what will happen when it's his turn to stare them down. Will Yuuto be able to defend himself against the more mature, and more ruthless demon?
-- David Gromer