I know this thread is pretty dead and most of the excitement/energy is over at MangaFox, but, I'd have to say.... With each flashback thatSpoiler showAyanami looks at about his past life with Eve. And then compare that with what Teito said.... I'm starting to buy into the Teito = Eve reincarnation theory just a teeny bit more.
But ahhhh with Kapitel 71~! It's frustrating in this case. Teito will once again have to remember everything just when he remembered something so crucial by the end of 69.... He suddenly looked energized enough that he fully understood what he had to do, and yet, it went suddenly in a blink of an eye thanks to Ayanami. Now, we're in an actual "what if" scenario that Teito didn't try to kill Ayanami, is not troubled by his past's memories, and ended up with the Black Hawks. I doubt this is an illusion, but at the same time, I wouldn't be surprised either for some reason... Ayanami gained back one of his abilities that deals with manipulation.
But what I really liked about 71 is that it showed some parallels with some events that took place in Volume 1. That counted for both Teito and Frau. We also get to see the "slum" districts of the country. Yay. All the poor people. Frau character development time? ^__^ Now, how will the Ghosts get Teito back? Or will Teito save himself? Someone inside the Army will save Teito? o__o And where's Mikage? :(