Yeah, it’s Setsuna! Oh, she’s getting pounded into the ground, and losing quite a bit of blood.
Setsuna asks why Tsukuyomi can still smile when 1,200,000,000 people are going to be lost. Tsukuyomi’s replies that Setsuna’s not so different – she really only cares about ‘Ojou-sama’ – and in the end, the Magic World’s just a dream and illusion.
Back to Negi, who tells Haruna and the girls on the ship to leave everything to him, but to stay on guard, because he can’t calculate the extent of the aftermath.
Negi steps down from the ship… and walks straight up to Fate, in a repeat of their Ostia meeting, even completely removing his Lightning Form Armatione.
(BTW, as 2ch points out, Negi’s hair knot now basically has the same role as Negi’s glasses – coming off when things are serious, and automatically reappearing when things settle.)
Chisame, Ku, Konoka, Luna, Ako, Akira and Anya appear close by via a Gate, and see the situation with Negi and Fate. Chamo is panicking; without Lightning Form, Negi “wouldn’t even reach Fate’s feet”.
Negi tells Fate that he would prefer to settle it by talking… but Fate doesn’t buy it, and throws a punch. Chamo thinks that there’s no way for Negi to endure Fate’s attack in his regular form. But the smokes clear, and Negi is still in one piece, with an Erebea mark on his cheek where Fate hit him.
Negi punches him back. Fate recalls what he had said to Negi back in Kyoto; Negi recalls what Fate had said to him in Ostia. He’s come to bring the “answer” to Fate; Fate wouldn’t accept it.
Right… that’s why,
I’m saying, that I’ll let you understand with my fist.
Chamo and Chiu wonder how Negi survived, but Ku bursts out with the answer first: like before, Negi has taken in the darkness, and made it his own (like a “constant Super Sai○○n”).
(I guess you can say he Magia Erebea’d Magia Erebea?)
Of course, Chamo and Chiu understand the implication of this. To be able to maintain Magia Erebea at all times means that Negi is the same as Evangeline: something that can no longer be called “human”.
And finally, Negi and Fate charge at one another fist-first…
(Wednesday summaries will probably be more, um, summary-like from now on. Full chapter will be out on Saturday as usual.)