It has been an honor and privilege to have known, met, and befriended you after all these years. I know that this sounds stupid, but you were like a family that I have had in all my life. I never really knew my real parents or anything from before I entered the Shinmei-ryu, but one thing for sure; I really cared about you and never wanted to see you unhappy. I promised that I would protect you until the very end and I have kept that promise. Ever since you entered the Mahora Academy, I have protected you from within the shadows. But unknowingly, I have hurt you. I never wanted to endanger you, so I kept myself from being near you. Then that faithful day happened.
During our trip to Kyoto, we finally became friends again, like when we were kids. We laughed. We joked. I even become one with the class thanks to you. But I was still scared.
I am a hanyo. I live much longer than you do, but I spent my life protecting you. Now that I have fulfilled my duty, it is time to say goodbye.
You were the 'light' of my life. And I thank you for lighting my darkened world. I just wish that I could've said this sooner…. Kono-chan….I love you….and I'm sorry
Setsuna left the letter on Konoka's desk and left a white feather behind.
"I'm really sorry Kono-chan...now that I have fulfilled my duty, it's time to say goodbye." whispered Setsuna, placing a soft kiss on Konoka's lips before disappearing out of the window.
Konoka had a small sad smile and tears fell out of her eyes as if she was having a bad dream, "Secchan...don't leave me..."