It always takes a little time
In which Gladio tries to get Ignis to spill the beans.
- Part 1 of It always takes a little time
‘I, um… ask me what’s on the table?’
‘…What’s on the table?’ he asks, voice low and a touch hoarser than usual.
‘Booze. A shit-ton of it. Ask me what it’s for?’
‘What is it for?’
‘Tonight we’re getting wasted. And we’re talking about Noct.’
In which a conversation long overdue is had.
- Part 2 of It always takes a little time
They don’t talk about Ignis, because Cor remembers in vivid details the eruption he caused the last time he tried. He knows, deep down, that it’s gnawing at Gladio, that their unfinished business has been weighing on him, even more so now that his head is clearer, lighter than it used to be.
That’s why it had comes as a surprise, when Ignis’ name escapes Gladio’s lips over lunch, one late summer day.
(In which Cor helps Gladio mend the bridges that they had no choice but to burn.)
- Part 3 of It always takes a little time