Setting: Post FFX-2
Theme + Number: #41 Cold shoulder, #51 Liberated, #88 Long (time)
Summary: It's not going to be easy for Baralai to make amends.
Shuyin gone from his body, he's tireder than he's ever been and yet more alive, filled with a determination to do right and be right and make peace with everything that was going wrong.
Like his relationship with Gippal, neglected for two years.
He thinks it'll be simple enough -- Gippal never could resist him -- but it's not, and Gippal turns his face from his touch. That hurts. No, it burns.
Baralai isn't sure if he's angry at Gippal for rejecting him or angry at all the stupid circumstances that led them this far.
Maybe it's both.
But he isn't planning on giving up.