"When will someone save them?"
Jace: Heh, it's funny....
Aya: What is? she asks as she glances at him
Jace: Remember when I was protecting you all the time when you were little? It's hard to think all these times are now gone....
Aya:.... Yeah. Now I can protect myself just fine...
Jace: You sure can..
Aya: You were always so nice to me, Jace.... But I don't think my words can possibly ever make up for what you did for me...
Jace: No. It's really okay. Just a ''thanks'' is really fair enough for me.
Aya: But...Jace... The thing is that....Well....
Aya: ... I really want to... Repay you for protecting me all these years.... and standing by my side.
Jace laughs quietly and shakes his head.
Jace: Really, Aya. It's alright. I need no reward but to see you safe and sound.
Aya: ... I see. Well... Alright... Thank you..
Aya smiles and quickly kisses his cheek. Jace blushes and so does Aya. They just stay silent for the last bit of the road.
Luto:... Alright we're out of the forest now. You two should head home with the bus. I have to go somewhere before I come home, Jace.
Jace:... I see. Tell me what happened when you get back.
Luto: Sure. See you later.
Jace: See you.
Aya: Bye bye Luto!~
Aya and Jace, again, silenced, wait in the bus station. Since it isn't a very populated road, the bus comes soon enough and they get on it. Aya is very tired and falls asleep next to Jace.
Jace sighs and closes his eyes for a moment, but he can't go to sleep. He needs to stay awake in order to get off the bus at the right station. There were only a few people in the bus, and they are somewhat smirking when they are looking at Aya, she is still in her power-costume. But everyone thinks it's cosplay, so there is no problem. Luto told Jace that Aya can activate her power whenever she wants and can control it quite good. So she is always in shape to fight.
Even if Jace was happy for Aya, he was very curious of his own power and he can't wait to unlock it.