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|“||He'll grow so used to me there I'll become invisible to him. . . Like water. I will vanish. I will become transparent, colorless. . .||”|
|Japanese name||鏡宮 累|
|Romaji name||Kagamiya Rui|
|Appearances||Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water|
|Voice actor (JPN)||Maaya Sakamoto|
|Voice actor (ENG)||TBA|
Rui Kagamiya is a character in Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water. Kagamiya is Ren Hojo's assistant. She respects Ren, calling him "sensei"(master). In addition to helping him out, she thinks of him as family.
BackgroundEditNot much is known about Rui's life before the events of Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water. Rui and Ren were introduced a magazine company, and since she was good at managing data, Ren took her as his assistant. Eventually, she ended up living at his house, also doing most of the housework, because Ren was not very good at it. Ren is grateful for her help, although he occasionally loses his temper when she tidies away a book he is looking for.
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black WaterEdit
Rui accompanies Ren to Hikami-yama to gather information for Ren's new book. However, she is easily influenced by ghosts, making her vulnerable. In Mikomori Onsen, she almost succeeds at hanging herself at the influence of a ghost, and in Katashiro Shrine, she encounters Shiragiku and the other children playing tag, which causes her to wander off and hide as well. Rui is saved by Ren in both situations. After being saved by Ren twice, her feelings for him begin to change, as she begins to consider a romantic relationship.
After ghosts start manifesting at Kurosawa Antiques, Rui is spirited away, and Ren attempts to find her. He finds her in Watarai Mansion, in one of the black sacrificial boxes, but has an odd hallucination, in which Rui pulls him into the sacrificial box. In the hallucination, he meets her at the House of Joining, dressed as a bride. Ren doesn't tell Rui about the strange hallucination.
On their way home on the Mt. Hikami Cable Car, Rui sits beside Ren, leaning on his shoulder, showing that she has made her decision. Ren, though still quite hesitant, can't help smiling.
Afterwards, Rui is exhausted and spends the rest of the game sleeping on the couch in the Kurosawa Antiques office. Before Ren leaves for Mt. Hikami once again, Rui sleepily asks him not to go. He goes regardless, but in a shot cutscene after the credits (which player must obtain Yuri good ending regarderless difficulty is), Rui wakes to find Ren sitting nearby, watching over her. When he tries to get up, Rui reacts with sudden distress at the prospect, but Ren reassures her he's not going anywhere.
Rui's Journal I - Rui notes that Ren is quite messy and cannot take care of any household chores, as well as misplaces a lot of his items. They call in the aid of Kurosawa to help search for a book he misplaced. Kurosawa finds the book and states that she pulled it out from somewhere. Rui notes that something peculiar also happened once with a box that disappeared shortly after finding it.
Rui's Journal II - Rui notes that Ren usually has recurring bad dreams about his visit to a festival when he was a child. She goes on and explains how Ren would mumble in his sleep, "don't look", whenever he had the same dream. She wonders if this has anything to do with how Ren avoids eye contact with women other than herself.
Rui's Journal III - Rui notes that Ren has started to act strangely after viewing the photo. She wonders if Ren would chase after her like he does with the photo.
Rui's Journal IV - Rui notes Ren's interest in the photo of the women. He normally would be disinterested in most women, but he's acting different with that one. She goes on and explains how she would be okay with their relationship as it is now, not friends nor lovers. She wonders what Ren is thinking.
Rui's Journal V - Rui notes that Ren has saved her before, so he would come again.
Rui's Journal VI - Rui notes that she is starting to give up, her body is getting colder and her blood is starting to merge with the water. She wonders if Ren has given up looking for her and that he might have found someone else. Ren has a choice to make.
Rui's Journal VII - Rui notes that Ren might not chose her, that she would be fine with whatever decision Ren made. She saddens at the thought and felt like she was being cleansed of her selfishness and jealousy. She would be fine with whatever choice Ren made, as long as she could still be by his side. When he has to finally depart from her, she wouldn't want him to worry about her. She states that she has become like the water, colorless.
Rui's Journal I Edit
❛Mr. Hojo can't clean up after himself.
For someone who's lived alone for so long, he's incapable of housework. He can't cook and he's bad at tidying up.
I'm more like his caretaker than his assistant.
He loses things all the time, and whenever he doesn't have a book he needs, he blows up. He usually ends up asking Ms. Kurosawa for help.
One time when I was trying to sort all his books, there was one I couldn't find anywhere. It's like it just disappeared.
Ms. Kurosawa found it with her shadow reading. She went into his room on her own, then came back out a little while later with the missing book.
She just smiled and said something about making the invisible visible. What is this shadow reading business, anyway?
That reminds me of one time... I was tidying up and I came across something I'd never seen before.
It was like Ms. Kurosawa said: the invisible became visible.
It was kept inside an old box. I don't even know what it was.
I put it aside to sort out later on, but when I went to take a proper look, it had vanished.
It must have gone invisible again.❜
『Location: Hojo Residence, Study.』
『Chapter: Third Drop.』
『Obtained: On The Book Shelf.』
Rui's Journal II Edit
❛Mr. Hojo often cries out in his sleep.
He won't tell me much, but it seems like he has a recurring dream, about a ceremony from his childhood.
As a young boy, Mr. Hojo said he spent a summer with relatives at the base of Mt. Kagiroi.
He's mentioned playing in an old house and in a shrine on the mountain, and some kind of festival he went to. Mr. Hojo doesn't talk about his past much, so what he has told me I remember clearly.
Is he dreaming of that ceremony? I went to festivals as a child, but all I remember is having a good time.
It doesn't sound like the festival Mr. Hojo dreams about is any fun.
He often cries "Don't look at me!" in his sleep.
He's always had a hard time with people staring at him. He especially dislikes it when women look at him for too long.
He won't even look Ms. Kurosawa or Miss Kozukata in the eye sometimes.
He doesn't have that issue with me, though.
Are the women he's dreaming about really that frightening?❜
『Location: Hojo Residence, Study.』
『Chapter: Fifth Drop.』
『Obtained: On The Floor Behind The Sofa.』
Rui's Journal III Edit
❛Mr. Hojo has been acting strangely. It's like his mind is completely elsewhere.
This all started when he saw that photo. He's usually on the lazy side, but now he's obsessed with tracking down these photos.
I have to go with him, if only to make sure he doesn't wander off willy-nilly.
Would he put this much effort into searching for me if I went missing, I wonder?❜
『Location: Shrine Of Dolls, Flooded Sanctum.』
『Chapter: Fifth Drop.』
『Obtained: Discover all hiding children then Rui.』
Rui's Journal IV Edit
❛Mr. Hojo is captivated by the woman in that photograph.
He's never been good with women.
But, he's starting to change.
I can't do anything about it, he's changing.
I'd like to keep things between us just as they are.
The relationship we have now.
I like the ambiguity.
But, he's going to decide sooner or later.
I wonder, which way will he choose?❜
『Location: Watari Residence, Back Staircase.』
『Chapter: Eighth Drop.』
『Obtained: On The Floor Where Rui Was Standing.』
Rui's Journal V Edit
❛Mr. Hojo came for me once before.
He'll come for me again.
I'm waiting. I will keep waiting.
Waiting is all I can do.❜
『Location: Watarai Mansion, First Floor Hallway.』
『Chapter: Tenth Drop.』
『Obtained: Beside The Phone.』
Rui's Journal VI Edit
❛This might be the end. My body is growing colder and my blood runs clear, like water.
My body shakes with the mountain. I can't move.
I wanted Mr. Hojo to get away at least, but he can't escape. He has become an Outsider.
He must choose.
The one he doesn't choose will be thrown away. I don't think Mr. Hojo will be able to do it. But it's already too late.
He needs to choose someone. He needs to end it with someone.❜
『Location: Kurosawa's Antiques, Office.』
『Chapter: Thirteenth Drop.』
『Obtained: After Defeating the Shadow-Touched.』
Rui's Journal VII Edit
❛Mr. Hojo won't choose me. I can't do anything about that.
But I'm fine. I'm fine with it.
The more I say that, the more I want to cry. The tears wash me clean. Clean of my clingy possessiveness, my jealousy, my desire to give in to him.
He doesn't have to choose me.
I just want to be at his side for as long as he'll let me.
He'll grow so used to me there I'll become invisible to him.
Like water. I will vanish. I will become transparent, colorless.❜
『Location: Hojo Residence, Study.』
『Chapter: Final Drop.』
『Obtained: On The Couch.』
- According to the guidebook, Ren and Rui are both from Toyama, and their
friendship began with them discussing stories from the area.