A mystery! Just who is that little girl that only Yume can see and why does the Councilor have a drawer full of toys?
Episode 10 –
Yume has nice ambitions and I know she wants to help people, but it was interesting to see her having second thoughts about her special powers and about becoming a mage. She visits past clients and one man even tells her that mage actions really don’t solve problems in the long run. How sad she looked when she heard that! It looks as if she doesn’t want to take the test and be a mage now at all.
Yume finds out that she must perform magic on her teacher for her certification test, but she’s still having second thoughts. A tragic incident from Oyamada’s past is revealed and now I know why he’s always so sad. And it turns out that because of that accident, he questions himself as much as Yume questions herself. Oyamada cautions Yume to never get attached to mage actions and yet that is his very same problem although he denies it.
Yume visits Ginpun and confesses her fears to him, but he tells her that she must find her own answer. Later, when she is walking around aimlessly in the rain, she comes upon an injured cat and her companion. As she holds the dying cat, the healthy cat seems to look at her so hopefully. What will she do? I hope she uses her special powers to help the little cat!
How sad that the little cat died! And Yume removes her ring – I think she’s really going to give up. But she speaks with someone that she once helped and he sets her straight. Then Mrs. Takahashi ends up thanking her as well and Yume regains her resolve.
She begs Oyamada to let her take the exam and returns the ring to her finger. She shows Oyamada a world where he died and Takako lived. Takako even speaks with him and tells him why she would have chosen to live that way if he had died. She reminds him of her last words and asks him to enjoy his life. It was a teary moment when she tells him that she is always with him and he finally lets her go, putting his past to rest.
I guess that means that Yume passed the test! And now that she’s certified, it’s time for her to move on. It was nice to see her visit everyone to say her goodbyes. I see that Smiley is now a mage-in-training. Good for him! Oyamada sees her off and invites her to visit again and Yume promises that she will. This was a really sweet little story.