Hiyori Iki is the love interest of Yato in the manga and anime series Noragami. Hiyori is an ordinary middle school girl. After getting in a car accident as a result of trying to save Yato, she develops the problem of involuntarily falling asleep suddenly due to her soul 'slipping out' of her body and somehow becoming stuck between the human world and the afterlife. Hiyori asks Yato to fix her and ends up becoming more involved in Yato's activities and events in the 'far side'. During this time, she develops a strong attachment to Yato, being able to recognize him by scent and feeling embarrassed by how much she likes it. Despite it being her best chance to return to normal, Hiyori refuses to have her bond to Yato cut because she wants to spend more time with him. She even promises to never forget about Yato, and builds him a small shrine. Her acts of kindness make Yato fall in love with her.