It’s not the same as before. Years have passed, the world has changed; they’ve had different experiences, worlds apart.
Hakuryuu doesn’t have anger eating a pit inside him, coloring his every action, leading him to vicious, destructive vengeance, to seek Judal’s help.
He’s not sure if they’re the same anymore, after all this time.
They sit in silence, once they’re alone, and Hakuryuu can hear their every soft breath in the stark silence.
“You know, space wasn’t
as quiet as you’re being-” Judal begins.
“Don’t you ever do that again!” Hakuryuu snaps, and Judal tries to laugh, but three years of loneliness and change and failure haven’t changed him enough to keep him from Judal’s arms.
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