This episode starts off with a flashback of Alzeid’s time in the military, and then the episode shows the crew visiting a new town. Alzeid begins by telling Rahzel to behave herself and stop getting involved in other people’s troubles, she walks away and gets involved in a fight by helping a young boy who is being harassed for money by four goons. After Rahzel has helped the boy they run into his guardian who insults Rahzel, she kicks him in anger, and he uses magic on her and just as she is about to attack him with her magic Baroqueheat intervenes stopping the impending fight.




     It seems that Vincent’s (the boy) guardian knows both Alzeid and Baroqueheat from back in their military days, later they all hook up at a inn. While eating, Solesta (the boy’s guardian) tells them about his current mission, and they talk about their past good times in the military. Baroqueheat even show Rahzel some pictures from the past, including one of Alzeid dressed as a girl after losing a poker bet. During the conversation Baroqueheat says he’s leaving and he plants a long kiss (not a peck on the cheek) on Rahzel, after holding the kiss for quite long time Rahzel slaps him, and then Baroqueheat says he’s sorry. Later, in her room Rahzel begins to think about what just happened, then Alzeid barges into her room and asks her if she was going to fight Solesta, she tells him yes, and he tells her that she would have been beaten. Rahzel can’t believe it, then Alzeid pins her to the bed and says you have too many openings.



     Alzeid then makes Rahzel agree not to use her magic for three days or he’ll dissolve their partnership, so she agrees. Later Rahzel asks Solesta if she can take Vincent out for awhile, and he says yes but he seems really annoyed when he finds out that Alzeid is in Rahzel’s room. Alzeid and Baroqueheat have a talk and he tells Alzeid that he’s leaving to guard the kid for Solesta, and that Solesta hopes that Alzeid will leave Rahzel and come with them.

     But, Alzeid says that he and Rahzel are companions so he can’t do it, he also says that Rahzel has a fatal flaw, she’s too overconfident in her magical abilities and she overestimates her skills. Solesta is listening to their conversation in secret and leaves when he hears Alzeid call Rahzel his companion. As Rahzel is out on the town with Vincent they get attacked by goons again and she surprises them temporarily and uses her physical abilities to protect Vincent and flee the attackers, but Rahzel thinks that these attackers are different from the other goons. They escape inside a storehouse and Vincent wants to runaway quickly but Rahzel tells him that their opponents are four combat trained men with guns so taking them on directly is no good, they have to be smart about it. The goons follow them inside the storeroom but Rahzel has set an explosive trap for them by using materials found inside the room, Rahzel and Vincent were hiding in a cellar when the explosion happened and they become trapped inside by debris, but Alzeid removes the debris and lets them out. Later we see Baroqueheat talking with someone about Solesta starting to loose control of his actions when Alzeid is concerned. Well, that’s all for this episode, below are some screen shots.



     Well, this was a very interesting episode for many reasons. First of all we get to see some of Alzeid’s and Baroqueheat’s past actions while they were in the military, and what their lives were like while in the army. Then we get introduced to Solesta, an old army friend (?) of Alzeid, this guy gives off a pretty creepy vibe when he’s around Alzeid, it’s almost like he has a Yaoi/man crush on Alzeid, which I find pretty funny since Alzeid has shown no physical attraction to males.

     Then the whole Baroqueheat giving a kiss thing was pretty interesting, to me it could mean tree things, first in keeping with his constant teasing/flirting with her this would be a normal progression, or he could be trying to show to Solesta that he’s with Rahzel instead of Alzeid, or he could be trying to induce a reaction from Alzeid. Also, in this episode Alzeid is trying to help Rahzel understand something, she’s never went one on one with someone truly dangerous like him or Baroqueheat, they’ve bailed her out many times without her knowledge when she’s let her guard down, and most certainly Solesta is as dangerous as them, and in a fight I think he’ll play for keeps, no holding back.

     Getting Rahzel to operate without her magic might just teach her something about herself and her limitations, and that can only serve to make her stronger. In the end, Baroqueheat asks Alzeid if the only reason he’s stays with Rahzel is because he considers her a traveling companion? In the words of one of my friends, there’s only a couple of reasons you’ll hang around all the time with a girl/woman your not related to, your either sleeping with her or your trying to sleep with her. Well, I’ll have to watch a few more episodes to see if he’s right.