The twentieth episode of the anime.
The girls head to the inner sanctum of the castle where a woman, looking much like Princess Emeraude stands. After mentioning Zagato's name, she goes berserk, and creates her own Rune God. She starts to attack them, and they fly out of the castle totally confused.
Once outside, they get into a battle with the Rune God, and learn the truth from Princess Emeraude, she "is" the one attacking them.
She tells them, how her falling in love with Zagato was forbidden for the Pillar, who was only supposed to watch over Cephiro, and imprisoned herself so that her feelings wouldn't get in the way of her duties. But it was too late for that, and she reveals in order to save their land, and fulfill her wish, they would have to kill her.
She then reveals no one from Cephiro would be strong enough to kill her, so that's why she summoned them. After attacking them, Rayearth, Windam, and Celes combine into one Rune God, and manage to kill Emeraude. Then a great light appears, and the girls see Princess Emeraude and Zagato together.
Back in the Tokyo tower, everyone is now relived that the huge light has passed. Hikaru's friend tries to ask Hikaru her opinion, but to her surprise Hikaru is hugging Umi and Fuu.
As their classmates look on confused, Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu hug and cry. They aren't happy that they had to kill Princess Emeraude. Hikaru tells them, it wasn't a dream... and that she wants to go back to Cephiro to set things right.
- End Game Choice: Mokona
- The freeze-frame shot of Emeraude and Zagato in embrace is based on a picture in the second manga artbook.