WorldBent

What Bends Must Break.
Panel 71
Sol

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Astra

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Sol

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Astra

This... Is kind of weird.

Sol

Yeah... I really felt like this would be the right thing to do, too... But it *is* a little bit awkward...

Astra

You know, I err… I actually don’t know why I bothered trying to play the piano at all. My dad played sometimes when I was young. I always used to love it, the little details he'd work in. I don't think he ever read his music from a sheet, either. He just played what was in his heart. And it was... Wonderful.

Astra

Every once in a while, I find myself sitting down here trying to recreate his songs, but I just... can't. I sit down at the bench, and I just feel empty... As of today, it's been five years since he passed. But I still... *sigh*, sorry...

Sol

It's okay! I mean... You don't need to apologize for being human, right? Though... Well, to be honest, your dad sounds really cool. He kinda reminds me of someone that I'm close to... You must miss him, huh?

Astra

Yeah. I... I do.

Sol

Well... You know, a lot of people say that death isn't really an end. My mom used to tell me stories when I was little about gods. Heroes and spirits too... About good and evil, and how good always wins in the end. And... how when really important people die, they leave an imprint on the world... Maybe one day you'll see him again.

Astra

Haha...Well... I've thought about visiting him. More than I should admit, actually... But... Every time I try to follow through, I just break down. I'm too much of a coward...

Sol

A coward, what? I'm confused...

Astra

Oh, it's nothing... Just stupid fantasies...

Sol

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Astra

Hmm... What a weird coincidence...

Sol

Huh?

Astra

Your shirt... The symbol on it seems familiar to me, but I can’t put my finger on where I’ve seen it before... Where’d you buy it from?

Sol

Nowhere, actually. My mom got it for me as a gift. Normally I’d just ask her where she got it, but that might be tough right now. For, uhh… Multiple reasons...

Astra

Hmm...

Sol

Speaking of symbols, what about yours? It actually looks kinda similar to mine! Yours seems a little more refined, though.

Astra

...My symbol? Where do you... Oh! You mean my bracelets?