Despite having awful tan lines, Kiyone gets plenty of cheers from the crowd when she's on display for a beauty contest. For a character that has to put up with Mihoshi and is kind of a Chew Toy, it's nice to see her get something good. There are even tears in her eyes.
Ayeka and Sasami in Episode 9. No matter Sasami's 'secret', her sister loves her.
Ryoko holding back in her fight with Kagato because she didn't want to accidentally hurt Ayeka, and Ayeka using her power to protect Ryoko for a moment. It goes to show that despite how much they fight and get on each others nerves deep down they are friends.