Himemiko and Kotaro's happy ending has triggered some confusing flashbacks for Tomoe, and his memories are affecting more than just his mood. The shrine has started to collapse because Tomoe isn't strong enough to maintain it, and things are so bad that Mikage returns. He explains to Nanami that Tomoe is dying from a 500-year-old curse, and there's nothing she can do to save him!
Julietta Suzuki's debut manga Hoshi ni Naru Hi (The Day One Becomes a Star) appeared in the 2004 Hana to Yume Plus. Her other books include Akuma to Dolce (The Devil and Sweets), Karakuri Odette, and Kamisama Kiss (Kamisama Hajimemashita), which is published by VIZ Media.