Evangeline leaned up and kissed his cheek gently, "Be still, Naoko. All is forgiven." She giggled and stroked the back of his hand with her thumb.
Feeling the gentle touch of Evie's hand on his was calming him down. "There is one more thing I have to say as well." He let go of her hand and put it along her cheek. "Thank you."
Hearing the nearby call for help, Naoko quickly stood up and identified the source. He saw a strange-looking Sieg, who was standing perfectly still, clutching the hands of a stuggling Hina who was crying from what seemed to be pain. He ran over quickly. "Mr. Van Droon? Mr. Van Droon! Sieg! Can you hear me? Let go immediately! You're causing pain to Miss Soujin!
Upon feeling the hands of Evie and Naoko on his, plus the multitude of voices, his senses returned to him. He found himself holding the hands of a crying Hina, whom he let go of immediately. Seeing the bruises on the wrists and hands of Hina, he realized what he had done. "I-.. I'm very sorry Hina.... I don't know what got into me..."