His gnawing hunger, exhaustion, and throbbing pain ebbed away. In its place, something welled up from deep within. Sadness, loneliness ― it wasn’t quite either. What was it? A hot bead rolled down his cheek. It took him a while to understand that they were tears. He had long forgotten what it was like to cry.
Text post incoming. Have a picture as an apology.
It makes me sad that there are so few reunion fanfictions out there that really explore any possible changes Shion or Nezumi might have undergone during their time apart.
I mean, I don’t dislike the ones where they’re basically the same people, but it’s a little unrealistic, especially since Nezumi left because he was completely freaked out. I really don’t see him coming back until he’s had an epiphany, and likewise, I don’t think Shion will remain completely unaffected by his new role in No. 6. He literally went from destitute sixteen-year-old to dignitary overnight.
As much as I like Nezumi’s snarky attitude and Shion’s sass (because Shion is the sass master; I will always resent the anime for watering that quality of his down), I would love to see a more open, affectionate Nezumi and a more worldly Shion. If we ever get a sequel to No.6, that’s what I’ll be praying for.
Well, that and an actual sequel to No. 6.