|Episode 13 - Emperor of Demise Arrives! (It Was the Final Episode Before We Knew It)|
The first half of this episode is really sad...
Tohru's father, the Emperer of Demise, comes and forces her to come back home to the other world. Tohru is powerless against him. Kanna breaks the news to Kobayashi, and she starts going back to her old routine of having a messy apartment and getting takeout food and staying late at work, while Kanna just takes care of herself and carries on like normal.
Then one day Tohru comes back and knocks on Kobayashi's door. She managed to escape from her father, but not for long... At first Kobayashi is staying out of this parent-child dispute, but then as soon as she lets out even a wimper, Demise lets out a warning shot that destroys her glasses... then she gets pissed and grabs Tohru's hand and starts arguing alongside her. Demise explains that dragons can't interfere in this world, and having a dragon of chaos here would influence others to come here as well (which has already started to happen). I think there's some lore about how the agents of chaos have to be in balance with the agents of order, and that's why Elma had to show up.
Then Tohru goes to have an epic battle against her father... but Kobayashi rides Kanna through the portal and breaks up their fight and continues yelling at Demise, trying to teach him about compromise and building a relationship of trust... She then accuses him of not having faith in her own daughter. This makes him finally concede, and he backs off and lets Tohru do her own thing.
Later, Kobayashi invites Tohru and Kanna to come with her to visit her parents.