Kyo's foster father Kazuma Sohma visits Shigure's house to see Kyo. Overjoyed at his return, Kyo reminds Kazuma of his promise that he can return to the dojo. Kazuma however believes that it would be beneficial for Kyo to continue living at Shigure's house because of Tohru's positive influence. He thus confides in Shigure his plan to confront Kyo and expose his true cat form in the belief that Tohru will save him, which Kagura overhears. That night Kazuma removes the rosary from Kyo's wrist and exposes his true form in front of Tohru, with Kagura and Yuki watching from behind the scenes. Frightened of ultimately losing her, he runs away from the house but Tohru follows him. She catches up to him but Kyo violently turns her away. Although initially repulsed at the sight, Tohru does not back away but instead clings to Kyo and vows to never leave his side. The embrace reminds Kyo of his mother before her passing, and briefly turns back to normal before transforming into the cat, as Tohru carries him back to the house.