Man, this episode was a tearjerker. It is incredibly really because you know, Lily did some bad stuff despite how kind Bell has been treating her, and yet here I was with tears in my eyes when I saw her being beaten and left for the dead. It was just so horrible, it gave us a better understanding of why she was so desperate to get out of the Soma Familia, which required her to pay for her departure. But of course that doesn’t excuse her for pushing him to go to the tenth floor and then leave freaking monster lures (which attracts a mob of monsters) after stripping Bell of all his weapons. That particular scene made be very mad. Bell may have very well been a goner had Eina not asked Aiz to watch over him, knowing his supporter is not trustworthy…
But the beautiful part about all of this is how despite being betrayed by Lily, Bell still comes back to save her. And that is exactly what she has been missing from her life. Lily has a legitimate reason for despising Adventurers. In this series, a being a Support is a thankless job, and suffers from major discrimination and endless abuse. She barely had any money to scrap by, she had to become a Support after her parents went into the dungeons in attempt to make some cash, but died. She had no one but herself to depend on. She did have a sense of security at one point of time when she was trying to hide, but then the Adventurers from her Familia destroyed everything and she was thrown out. This episode just proved how the Soma Familia’s Adventurers are better off described as goons from a Mafia (or actually an alcoholic drug mafia because the perfect alcohol they brew are so addictive, they can’t get enough of it, and it costs a fortune just for a portion of it). I mean Lily had to freaking pay to leave the place. It’s horrible how she got stuck in such a messed up place, so I am really hoping that by next week, we will hear that Lily has joined the Hestia Familia. I don’t want her to be alone and neither does Bell. In fact today, when Bell had asks Hestia if Lily could stay with them for the time being because of dangerous people, Hestia declined by being on guard telling him that is sounds like his support is a shady person. But she still left the decision up to Bell, to whether or not to continue to work with her because she knows what type of person Bell is. Since Lily has confessed all of her sins and apologized for her cruelty and dishonesty, she can finally start fresh again and so now I think Hestia would be willing to accept her into their Familia.
And that isn’t the only thing I am hoping for next week!
Since Aiz has found Bell’s arm-guard (gift from Eina), now she has a reason to approach him! Aiz is so cute because when Eina was thanking her for saving Bell from the Minosaur, Aiz’s first concern was the idea of Bell being afraid of her, so when Eina told her it was the exact opposite, Aiz was so relieved. I think she likes Bell as an individual despite not really knowing him that well, so I really look forward to seeing the two actually have a conversation- that is if they even can without someone growing flustered!
Seriously, someone give Bell the Best Guy award. He is such a sweetheart, can I keep him? He has such a big heart, being someone who was and still considers himself somewhat weak and taken into the arms of the Hestia Familia when one else would accept him, he wants to be able to do the same for others, in this case for Lily. He knew there were truths in her words, and there was more to the story, reasons for her actions and that she was in some sort of trouble. He didn’t give up on her, and he accepts her and along with the betrayal and mistakes she made. The last part when he found her sitting by the fountain, waiting to find an Adventurer, the way he called her up and asked her to be his support, ugh so freaking adorable, MY EMOTIONS! But the most precious moment of all was him telling her, he saved her because it was her, he wanted to and he didn’t want her to leave. He said all the things Lily has been so longing to hear.