Hecate tells Shana that while Sydonay and Bel Peol see Shana as a problem they can work around, Hecate disagrees, seeing her as a threat to their plans and proceeds to attack her. Meanwhile, Yuji is opening a gate to the Eternal Abyss to retrieve his old body that is trapped there, something that Alastor thought was impossible. After opening the gate, Yuji notices Hecate’s attack and stops it, telling her that if Shana dies, Alastor will just form a new contract and be a bother later. Meanwhile, Lamis is double-checking a massinve unrestricted method that the mad professor Dantalion has created and detects some odd anomalies that he can’t fully explain.
We now see that the unrest with Yuji having Shana is shared by all three members of the Bal Masqué trinity, and even though she was the quietest before, clearly Hecate was the most disturbed by it. Yuji also finally gives an answer to the question as to why he is keeping Shana, though whether that’s truly the whole answer is yet to be seen.
I got all confused by Yoshida’s conversation with Khamsin. Clearly the story he told was his own personal story, but I guess I don’t really get what it had to do with Pheles’ cross. I understand that it furthered this notion of love conquering all (not in those words, but that is effectively the theme here) but..whatever. I guess we’ll find out eventually.
Meanwhile, Yuji and the Trinity are going into the gate, which leaves the Palace of the Stars vulnerable, which is probably right when Wilhelmina and Rebecca will show up.