become one of the characters! Furthermore, Miaka can hear Yui and vice versa. The two are connected. What happens to one, happens to the other. The red light fades again and Miaka finds herself back in front of the parade where Miaka and Tamahome are captured and jailed awaiting an audience with the Emperor. They manage to escape and Miaka gets separated from Tamahome. She comes upon a beautiful lady sitting in an open courtyard and they talk for a while. Tamahome finds Miaka in the courtyard and is captured again by the guards. Before the guards can drag him away, the beautiful lady stands up and orders the guards to stand at ease. The beautiful lady IS the Emperor!! (he has long thick hair and was wrapped loosely in a cloak so his gender could not be easily determined) The emperor, back in his throne room, asks Miaka to save his country. There is a legend that a girl, from another world, will come at the country's time of need and call their guardian god, Suzaku, to protect them from evil. This girl, the Suzaku no Miko (miko= priestess), will gain the power of Suzaku. In the night sky, there are 28 constellations divided into four regions representing the four countries of this world. The 7 constellations that belong to Suzaku are:Tamahome, Hotohori, Nuriko, Chichiri, Tasuki, Mitsukake, and Chiriko. The Suzaku no Miko must gather the 7 people who were born with a symbol representing a constellation of Suzaku somewhere on their bodies. These are the Suzaku seishi, protectors of Suzaku no Miko. When all 7 are together, Suzaku will appear. Hotohori pulls down the collar of his shirt to show a red symbol for "star" He and Tamahome are 2 of the 7 Suzaku seishi.   next page >>