Takaya goes to leave the team’s hotel room and trips over the parcel left for her by Azure. She’s excited to have the item she was promised but not wanting to use it for Aura until she’s confident it works as advertised, she decides to go test it first. Moving quickly to hide her intentions from Grey and Aura, she tells them she’s going for a walk before scooping up the package and disappearing to a secluded portion of the gardens.
Once in the gardens, she opens the package and pulls out the Mirror of Spirits. She reads the instructions, which provide her with an incantation to call forth the spirit of the departed she wishes to speak to, but also warns that most people don’t typically keep the mirror, although not explaining why. Takaya’s nervous, but steels herself and tests the mirror out, calling on her mentor from the days of the war, a woman named Tobe.
Takaya is thrilled to see Tobe again, and Tobe shows her typical fondness for her pupil, but