"….." The Devil pulled Homura in for another kiss. Madoka gently pulled away and stroked the raven haired magi’s hair, "…You don’t deserve my forgiveness?…why would you say that?…Do not despair Homura~ You’ll change for me~"
"You mean… you would still-"
It took a moment for that last sentence to register with the ravenette. Her eyes widened in alarm.
Madoka’s eye widened in anger seeing what Homura went through and what she had felt, “…You…” If Madoka had any form of a heart left, it would be shattering right now, “………” The devil stood there holding Homura by the shoulders…oddly silent.
Homura sagged in the devil’s grip, her hair spilling over her shoulders. An aura of overwhelming guilt, of grief and sorrow and regret beyond measure… it radiated from her like a cloud of impenetrable fog.
Her lips moved as she whispered.
"… I’m sorry… I’m so sorry… all my fault… my weakness… I don’t deserve your forgiveness… your love…"
"She doesn’t matter! Only I matter to you~" Madoka said as she bagn to pluck at Homura’s memories.
The protest died on Homura’s lips as her body went rigid. She had no chance to prepare any sort of mental defense against the devil… the relevant memories appeared before the devil almost immediately.
Kagami Hiiragi… her face haunted Homura’s mind near constantly. This particular Homura variant had met her six months after her Madoka’s ascension to Goddesshood. She and her twin sister were the focus of a combined effort by all of Mitakihara’s Puellae Magi, to keep them from harm and prevent a terrible prophecy from coming to pass… and Homura had been assigned as Kagami’s personal bodyguard. During the week they spent together, the ravenette began to fall in love with the woman, though she barely realized it herself…
But the effort was all for naught. Homura succeeded in protecting Kagami, but failed to protect her sister Tsukasa… and that served as a trigger that plunged the young woman into despair, transforming her into an immense Demon that waged war on the Earth and killed billions… After eighteen months and the loss of all but four of Earth’s Puellae Magi, the war against Kagami’s Demon was won, but it was too late… the planet was in its death throes.
Homura was given a chance… a chance to reclaim her old powers, to go back one last time, farther than she had ever gone before, in order to protect the Hiiragis and prevent the disaster from happening again.
Going back seven years, Homura met Kagami once more, as an ordinary girl in high school… and though she tried to keep herself separate, though she tried not to repeat her old mistakes, though she tried everything in her power to repress her feelings… she fell in love with her again.
Madoka was no longer toying around, “You don’t need anyone but me Homura~”
Madoka was now somewhat anger that the raven haired magi was thinking about someone else.
Homura squirmed in the devil’s grip, her eyes beginning to brighten just a little…
"M-Madoka… what if she’s… in danger…?"
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"You don’t need to remember Homura~ You only need me~" Madoka said moving closer and going for another kiss.
A hairsbreadth apart, Homura pulled away. Her dulled eyes glistened with tears.
"But… Kagami… Madoka, it hurts, it hurts to try to remember… but I have to… I think…”
"I think… whoever she is… she needs me…"
Madoka heard Homura say something softly, she pulled the raven Magi close to her, “Love?” she asked looking directly into Homura’s eyes, “Is something wrong?”
"I’m… I’m not sure…"
Homura put a hand to her forehead in a daze.
"It’s something… something about her, about Kagami… something important… but I can’t remember… why can’t I remember…?”
"Why would you say that dear~ Here let me help make up your mind~" Madoka said lifting Homura’s chin and kissing her gently on the lips again.
Homura’s eyes began to glaze over slightly as she received another kiss. She was so warm… why couldn’t she just surrender herself? What was keeping her from staying with Madoka forever? It was on the tip of her tongue, but she simply couldn’t-
As they parted, she breathed a name, barely aware that she had spoken it…