Homura Akemi could do nothing but stare. She couldn’t act, because she was too weak. She couldn’t run, because she wouldn’t let herself. She cried, and cried, and that was all she did.
She kept staring, and stared at Mami Tomoe’s bloodied, headless body. “This thing… it killed her…” she said, mostly to herself. She couldn’t bring herself to believe this was all really happening.
Mado–no, Kaname-san–touched her back and rubbed it gently. Homura felt warm… but only for a second. She realized that Kaname was walking away from her, and towards that giant witch in the sky. “No! You can’t beat it by yourself!” she cried to the girl who saved her, the girl she loved. “It’s too strong! It’ll kill you, Kaname-san!”
And there it was, Kaname’s steadfast moral principles, holding to the very end. It was the thing Homura loved most about her, and the thing she knew Kaname could never control. “Even so, I have to protect everyone. It’s my job; I’m a magical girl.”
Homura burst into tears again. “Please… You can run away! This… It’s all hopeless! No one would blame you if you did, Kaname-san. I wouldn’t.”
Kaname gave her biggest smile. “Homura…” she began. “It’s okay. I’m glad I got to become friends with you. You know, saving you from that witch, way back when, was my best accomplishment, and I’m always going to be proud of it. That’s why, in the end, I’m glad I became a magical girl.” She looked up at the witch in the sky. “I really am.”
“Kaname-san…I…” Even now, she couldn’t blurt out those three small words… I love you…
“Goodbye, Homura. Take care.” She drew her bow, leapt into the air, and attacked the monster head-on.
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