Episodes 21-23 of the Japanese anime series. Hidden truths and forbidden desires are revealed as the Obsidian Prince finally awakens. As the HiME begin their final dance, a distraught Natsuki must face a wrathful Nao without the aid of her Child, Duran. However in the face of defeat, Natsuki will be rescued by Shizuru, who comes to reveal a deep secret of her own. Meanwhile, Midori fights her own battle against Mikoto, while trying to reactive Miyu who may be the only chance for the HiME.