|Air date||January 15, 2009|
Beloved Aberration (Itoshiki Igyō 愛しき異形) is the third episode of season two of the Shikabane Hime anime adaptation. It premiered on January 15, 2009.
Makina completed an Enkiri to get rid of the rotten rune. Meanwhile, Ouri is continuing training but Makina interrupts him in the hot springs and demands to be released from the contract. She is then captured and put in prison. Takamasa takes Ouri to observe one of his missions to kill a Shikabane.