Chiyoko’s first day back to Uta-Jima from the University of Tokyo,
she sits with her face pressed against the cold window of her lighthouse
home. The rain pounds on
the earth outside as the wind howls through the cherry blossom trees. Then, her eyes fall upon two figures clinging to each other as they
make their way down the path from the old watchtower.
As they come closer, Chiyoko sadly recognizes
Shinji with Hatsue.