Since Thirteensugars has lost her writing ability trying to crack her brain for words to say, I am suddenly forced to write the entry all by myself. Sorry for the late entry, but the episode certainly isn’t too shabby!
In a dream, Lydia told Edgar that she was going to leave him because she was getting sick of all this flirting by him. Edgar woke up to see a button on his hand, a button on Lydia’s dress yesterday. Edgar realized from Raven that Raven brought Edgar to his room. Edgar said that he spent the night with his love, but he could not remember anything. Raven explained that he felt that Edgar missed Lydia. Edgar thanked Raven, but he told Raven that he should have considered her feelings. It was like sending a lamb to the wolf. Edgar asked Tomkins to prepare the carriage. Tomkins explained that sex after marriage is the norm, but spending time together would solve all the friction.
Edgar reached Lydia’s house, and tried to propose marriage. Lydia clearly cried yesterday. Edgar apologized that he was too rough, but they would marry since they already had sex. In the end, it turned out to be a misunderstanding since they did nothing that night and he dozed off. Edgar wondered why Lydia cried, and Edgar said that it would have been awkward for her. After that, Lydia chased Edgar away. Lydia started to cry after Edgar left, because Edgar was the one who called out Ermine’s name when hugging her. With some chiding, Nico managed to make Lydia laugh after he appeared like a “burglar.” Back at the mansion, Edgar asked Raven whether he mentioned any female name in his sleep. Raven asked if he wanted it in alphabetical order, and Edgar realized his folly.
Later that day, they discussed about a painting owned by Paul’s father. Edgar mentioned that he saw this picture before in a noble’s mansion, and it is likely that his father knew about the Prince’s plot. As such, that was why his father was killed. They discussed about the painting, and it felt that it was not done well. However, they found fine print mentioning the birth of the devil Prince, Gladys’ imminent death predicted by the banshee and also Gladys’ prayer for the next Earl to remove this devil. They noted that the prince was the same prince described.
Edgar took some time off alone, and realized that he hoped that someone who has the power to fight against Ulysses and the prince would appear. He said that as long as he could protect “her”, he would die happily. However, Edgar said that their relationship was clear and Lydia did not have to be a widow for him. While reminiscing, Ermine appeared to take Edgar to Ulysses. Lydia was riding a black horse (Kelpie), only for Coblynau to interrupt. It seemed that Kelpie infiltrated her dream. Coblynau explained that Lydia was Edgar’s fiance. Kelpie said the marriage was moot, since Edgar was going to die anyway. Once he is dead, the agreement will dissolve. Lydia realized Edgar removed the ring for her, and decided to go back to Edgar. Kelpie asked why she wore the ring again, and she said she wanted to know as well.
Lydia went to Edgar’s house, and she only found Paul. She examined the picture, and noted that the picture depicted a Daoine Sidhe, a fairy that looked very much like a human. Coblynau also followed Lydia, and Paul could somehow hear a voice. Coblynau commented about the beautiful model. Lydia asked if he could find the hidden amber of the banshee. Coblynau explained that the hair was pointed with the crushed amber. Paul did not recognize it because he was too poor to use such high class material. Lydia wondered if Edgar did it to fulfill his noble’s destiny. Lydia said she would have to find the banshee. Paul eventually tagged along as Lydia felt that the banshee might be persuaded by Paul.
Raven asked Nico whether he could open a path to Edgar. However, Ermine appeared to bring Raven over. Edgar was with Ulysses, and he realized that Ulysses was a fairy doctor since Ulysses could tame a devil dog. Edgar and Ulysses were exchanging insults. Edgar asked if Ulysses was the son of the original Ulysses, but Ulysses said that he was the original Ulysses. Edgar wondered why since the Ulysses he knew was a middle-aged man. Edgar said that Ulysses’s memory was planted in this being. Edgar continued to antagonize him, taunting Ulysses that he was overlooked by Prince to be the Earl. Ulysses then affirmed he was jealous, and he could not wait to kill Edgar if he could.
I actually laughed my head off when Edgar immediately rushed over to Lydia’s place for marriage as he thought that he had sexual intercourse with his special love. I think that his naming of Ermine before he slept was to beg for forgiveness and to move on as well. However, I just think that his frank depiction of how “he did it so roughly” is really asking to be beaten up by Lydia. Sigh, Lydia is really a poor thing to have fallen in love with such a casanova such as Edgar. It is also so ironic that Edgar actually is in love with Lydia so much.
Also, can you spell L-O-V-E faster than a train in this episode? Lydia clearly and completely loves Edgar now, and the fact that she willingly put on the ring that she kept showed that she is willing to acknowledge the marriage between her and Edgar. I guess any girl cannot resist the charm of a man who is willing to give up his life in order to protect the girl he liked. Even eccentric girls like Lydia just have to fall to that trick, especially since he never told her about it. I actually found Edgar to give up on life too easily at times that he does not fight back enough. However, his love for Lydia prevents his ability to fight back. Sigh.
Raven also made me laugh so badly. His straight face talking is an outlet filled with so much comedy that he is probably the first straight face joker in the history of anime. I mean, I just like his depiction of Edgar as a wolf and happily presenting Lydia as a sacrificial lamb for the wolf’s pleasure. Moreover, he struck the killer blow when he wanted to mention in alphabetical order the female names. Raven really got to have more lines for me to laugh at, because his unintentional speeches are comedy gold.
One confusing scene must be the scene with Ulysses. It is very perplexing how the same Ulysses (a middle aged man at Edgar’s youth) can be the same young man. I guess this current Ulysses is perhaps some body container that has the memories of the old Ulysses, since Edgar was slated to be the next container for Prince. It makes me extremely curious who this Prince guy is, and I do hope to find out more about him. The problem is that the anime is really going to end soon.
Kelpie, after so much mischief, really cared for Lydia a lot. It’s a pity that the plot is obviously going for a Lydia x Edgar pairing. He might have been an interesting choice, but …maybe not. So, who do you think should be Lydia’s eventual partner?