Because of a fight over the black magic practice, Izanami took Tsukuyomi and Kagutsuchi, who had her back, and left Izanagi, Amaterasu and Susanoo. Arriving at another town, they settled in an abandoned temple, where they could have an undisturbed place for their magic practice.
Everytime Izanami practiced, she would experience an illusion created by the black magic without realizing it. This time, she saw Kagutsuchi...
Izanami: “Kagutsuchi? My son, what are you doing here?”
“Kagutsuchi” had his head lowered while walking towards Izanami. All of a sudden, he grabbed her shoulders and yelled with a severely bleeding face.
Kagutsuchi: “Why didn’t you save me even if you could!”
Izanagi: “Why didn’t you save our baby? And left me alone?”
Izanami: “No...I practice this magic for you all...I didn’t do anything wrong…”
The illusion showed Izanami the consequence of “what if I didn’t practice the black magic”——Kagutsuchi and her would be dead during the labor, leaving Izanagi alone in this pathetic world.
The illusion ended as Izanami stopped the spiritual energy flow. Looking at the asleep Kagutsuchi, his breath reassured Izanami that she had made the right call.
Izanami: “One day Izanagi will understand me. He’ll know that it’s all for him.”
With the instruction of that female voice, Izanami led Tsukuyomi and Kagutsuchi all the way through the woods and towns, to that village.
Kagutsuchi: Mom, you haven’t rested for a long time. Why don’t we stop and take a break?
Izanami: I’m fine. Don’t worry.
Tsukuyomi: But I’m too tired to walk any further...
Tsukuyomi threw a tantrum by sitting down, so Izanami agreed to take a rest and resume the trip next day in the early morning.
Leaning against the tree, Izanami fell asleep very soon——In the dreamland, she saw herself holding hands with Izanagi and Kagutsuchi, smiling happily.
All of a sudden, Kagutsuchi was ignited. He reached out to Izanami painfully.
Kagutsuchi: “Mom, save me! It hurts! I don’t wanna die!”
Izanami: “You’ll be alright! I’m with you! Don’t worry. Mom will save you at all cost…”
Izanami: “What can I do to truly save Kagutsuchi?”
？？？: “He can be healed by feeding him a child's heart…”
Waking up from the dream, Izanami felt a heat next to her. It was from Kagutsuchi, who was asleep but with a burning body and heavy sweating.
Apparently he was suppressing the spiritual energy running wild in his veins. His pain ached Izanami deeply.
No mother could watch her child suffer without feeling pain. At this moment, the dream Izanami had had earlier became a revelation...She stroked Kagutsuchi’s cheek and spoke gently,
Izanami: Don’t be scared, my son. I’ll protect you. Mom will protect you no matter what...
Izanami: “He’ll be sane as soon as I get him a child’s heart.”
Izanami went on a search for a child’s heart late at night. For a while, she spotted a campfire where a pair of couples was sleeping with their baby.
As Izanami quietly lifted him up, she woke the baby up, who didn’t cry but smiled at her.
The smile reminded Izanami when Kagutsuchi was born, which was the happiest moment of her life. When she became hesitant to do it, the female voice spoke to her again.
？？？: “Only a child’s heart can heal your son…”
Izanami: Please forgive me.
The baby burst into cry as if he felt Izanami’s killing intention, waking his parents up!
When the couple tried to take their baby back, Izanami blasted them away by a simple arm wave. The couple then hit a tree and fainted.
Just when Izanami was about to make the deadly hit, someone grabbed her hand from behind——
Izanami: Why are you stopping me? I do it for your own good!
Kagutsuchi: If I can only be saved by sacrificing the others, I don’t want it! I won’t be happy with this life!
Izanami: I just wanna save you...I just wanna protect you...
The bloodlust and the spooky spiritual energy were gone as Izanami collapsed onto the ground.
Meanwhile, Kagutsuchi took the baby from her, took care of the fainted couple and returned the baby to them. After settling the thing, he helped Izanami up.
Kagutsuchi: Mom, look! I’m alright. Don’t worry.
Izanami: Right...Let’s hit the road.
As they went back to their camping spot, Izanami returned to sleep without noticing Kagutsuchi’s worried gaze.
Right now, all she wanted was to go to that old village as soon as possible and seek for where she truly belonged to...